Our butterflies came out of their cocoons last Saturday (3 of them) and Sunday.
Teacher brought them fruit and sugared water to drink while their wings hardened.
Our painted lady butterflies are beautiful.
Today we went outside and released them back into the wild so they can enjoy life and have families of their own.
They all flew off and we said goodbye to them.
Then a terrible thing happened..........a little willy wagtail bird followed one of our butterflies, caught it and ate it as we watched. We were so sad to have seen this, but we understand all about the food chain, and it was sad but interesting to see the food chain in action.
Here is all that remains of our poor butterfly!