Was out of bed early this morning … 5:30 … and after making a coffee and pottering about for a bit I went into my office and was greeted by this …
Having emerged from its cocoon not long before this shot was taken.
I coaxed it from the plastic container, and it eagerly climbed onto my hand then crawled up my arm, its wings still damp and somewhat floppy.
I then encouraged it onto my left arm so I could get the camera and take a few shots.
where it hung until its wings were dry and strong enough for it to take flight.
One down, six more caterpillars to go!