By Mishka Parashar
(2015 Young Author 4th Grade)
(Sycamore Trails Elementary School 4th Grade)
Here’s the story of my butterfly journey.
I first started out as an egg. The egg then started to hatch and I was a cute, little caterpillar. I was really hungry, so I ate some leaves every day.
A few days later, I was a pretty big caterpillar. I started to feel really sleepy, so I thought that I might need some rest.
I then found a branch that seemed to be close by, and I went there.
When I reached to the branch, I then hung myself upside down on the branch and made a chrysalis.
I must have stayed in my chrysalis for a long time.
I’m a butterfly
I woke up. I got out my chrysalis. I then noticed, I had wings. I was a monarch butterfly! But my wings weren’t ready yet, so I waited for few hours until I was ready to fly.
I then tested out my wings, just to make sure I was ready to start my journey. They real good, so I was ready.
Chapter 4 The Start Of the Journey
I then started flying. I flew where all the other butterflies were flying and started to follow them.
I felt like I finally had some freedom. But I noticed some dangers along the way, and those dangers were the predators.
A Long Way
The good thing is that we, the monarch butterflies are poisonous so we taste terrible to our predators.
But the bad thing is that some of the predators don’t know that yet. I did see lot of birds flying by and that scared me but I kept flying. I flew and flew and it took me months to reach my destination.
I made a few stops on milkweed plants along the way. These plants gave me energy and I was able to continue my journey.
We all reached to Mexico. It was very warm there. I then landed on a tree and rested. The next day I laid my egg and that’s the end of my wonderful life.
I didn’t get a chance to fly back home, but that is alright because the egg I laid is going to be the butterfly who will take the journey back home.