We had these great caterpillars that totally annihilated our dill plant over the course of a couple of weeks. I wish that I had started to photo document their presence when I realized that they may hang out for the duration. Last year they hung out on our parsley and then would go do their thing somewhere else. For whatever reason, they liked the dill better and hung around until they were ready to move on to the next step. We had four 'catties' as Fiona like to call them, and one by one they dropped off the plant and went to find a quiet place to settle in. I followed them around the yard and onto the driveway for the better part of an hour. When the birds started to circle, I plucked up the two I had not lost track of and put them in a big glass pitcher with some dill and parsley. It became apparent very quickly that they were 'done' with the eating phase. The circled each other for about an hour and then settled on opposite sides of the pitcher. We spent the next week and a half watching them transform from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. I had never really watched that process up close, and it was an amazing example of nature in (slow) action. The kids got so into watching every little step in the transformation. I find that when I walk in the kitchen, I still check the window seat out of habit, hoping to see our cattie friends. Maybe next year!