We had company overnight, so Pooka and I went out to do our morning harvest later then we normally do. Pooka walked outside before I did and gasped "Mommy look." She had 3 little white butterflies in her broccoli.
Now, up until now, we have only really seen wasps pollinating our garden. They aren't getting territorial or aggressive, so the wasps and I kinda agreed to leave each other to their jobs in peace.
Now, while butterflies are nice, the part I want to remember is Pooka slowly walking up to her broccoli and holding out a finger. She told me she was going to stand super still so the butterfly would land on her finger. She stood there and stood there, quieter and stiller than I have ever seen her. She moved just an inch and it flew away. She would of stood there all day if we didn't have other things to do, but I loved that little look of wonder on her face.
Maybe next year we will raise butterflies to release into her garden. Talk about a great way to teach about ecosystems while doing her science experiments.