Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Our Butterflies

Letting them go!
Every couple of springs we like to order some Painted Lady caterpillars from Insect Lore and watch then turn into butterflies.  The caterpillars come in the mail less than a centimeter long.  They grow very fast in about a week.  Then they crawl up to the top of the cup and hang in a "J" and start to form their chrysalis.  It is fascinating to watch.  They stay in the chrysalis for about 7 - 10 days and then come out as beautiful butterflies.  We usually keep them a day or two and feed then sugar water or oranges, and then we let them go!

For the Kids Friday

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  1. Very cool!! My daughter is so in love with butterflies this year, she would love something like this! maybe next spring we will have to do it too! :)

  2. by the way, your blog is so cute! Love it!