This last summer we had the chance to witness one of natures miracles. The life cycle of a moth, or at least several stages. We have a large poplar in our yard and therefore there are lots of bugs to inspect. We have found several species of crawly critters. One was a woolly bear. We put him in a jar and kept him in the house, shortly after he started to make a cocoon by pulling out the hair on his body. We actually got to watch as he worked. Below is a picture of his cocoon.