Meet E. C., he was gifted to me as a new-born by a wonderful patron and her mother that have become addicted to raising and hatching Monarch caterpillars. E.C. was born on August 8th and from then on I have tried very hard not to neglect him!
And so far he has grown right on schedule according to our research. The Monkeys and I have enjoyed feeding and caring for him. Of course the first chore was naming him, I voted for Eric (for Eric Carle) but that was quickly voted down, but after I explained my reasoning… compromise won, hence E.C. As you can see he has grown quite a bit, I took these pictures at work (I just had to use the great pop-up book) on Wednesday (8/17). I promise to keep you updated on his progress.
I really love sharing this book with preschoolers at the library it’s a wonderful step up from the original book! We have been using the title Monarch Magic here at home to learn more about E.C. and track his progress. If you click on the photo above it will take you to a link where you can purchase the pop-up and learn more about Eric Carle. Enjoy. Now I’m off to hunt up some more milkweed.