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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pupae Predation : (

Leaf-fattened we marched,
then outwardly quiet hung,
still.  Snap of wren's beak.

Bewick's wren is a small but mighty predator of insects.  Of the seven nymphalis antiopa pupae on the front of my house, two have survived the hunger and sharp eyes of the birds through the twelve days (so far) since pupation.


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Anonymous said...

AW- I hope the last two make it. I would be very tempted to meddle with nature -even up the odds a little.