Tame or Smart?

These pictures were just taken today (11-18-08) roughly around noon.  Since it is hunting season, are these deer just really tame or down right smart to stay away from hunters?  Honestly, I think I am going to say both.

Between my house and the neighbor's house.

Between my house and the neighbor




Update on Cali (now butterfly)

Here are more pictures of the transformation of the caterpillar to a butterfly.

I am not sure if the butterfly is a male or female.  I will let Nathan continue to think it is a girl so he can call her Cali.  I have tried getting the butterfly to eat some watermelon.  So far I haven’t notice her eat yet.  She keeps flexing her wings so I don’t think she is ready to be released yet.  She wasn’t trying to fly either so we’ll wait a day or two before releasing.

It’s caterpillar time!

Monarch Caterpillar

Monarch Caterpillar

I am helping Nathan rear a monarch caterpillar for the Monarch Watch.  Once his caterpillar becomes a butterfly, it will be tagged and recorded before it makes it’s journey to Mexico.  Despite the fact that Nathan is terrified of bugs, he was thrilled to have a new “pet.”  He says his caterpillar is a girl so we decided on a name of Cali the Caterpillar.  It is amazing on how young children do not have a sense of time.  He repeatedly asked to see his caterpillar to make sure she was eating and growing bigger all within one night’s time.  I will update the progress of Cali’s transformation into a beautiful monarch butterfly.