While biking home from school one day on the bike trail that runs along the river we peddled past a patch of milkweed. Evan, being Mr. Bug-Man himself, spotted a monarch caterpillar and begged to take it home with us. We housed it in an empty aquarium until it wove its cocoon. After waiting what seemed an eternity, the butterfly emerged ready to take flight. It was released in the backyard and flew off into the wild blue yonder. A little science lesson right at home.