I suspect that most kids’ first real exposure to biology is the metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly/moth. Yet I doubt many of us have seen a cocoon. I hadn’t until yesterday, when I was picking the Hutterite beans (such a better harvest than last year’s) and saw this.

Now that’s biology in action. Isn’t it fascinating? Of course I killed it right after because that’s a cabbage worm and I still have hopes about my brassicas, but still: living science!

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