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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Releasing the butterflies

 We released our butterflies today.
It is EXACTLY 5 weeks since we got our caterpillars in the post.
We were so sorry to see them fly away but we are so happy that they are free to enjoy this lovely sunshine.
We hope they are happy and that they lay lots of little eggs so their lifecycle can begin all over again.

Monday, June 16, 2014

5 pretty butterflies

All 5 of our butterflies are out of their cocoons at last.
We are thrilled.
We will let them fly away tomorrow.
 Our Painted Lady butterflies are so pretty.
Don't worry about the red spots, they are not blood, that is just left over colouring from their wings!

Friday, June 13, 2014

We have a butterfly!

After 4 weeks and 3 days...............
............ Sparks has arrived!
He is the very first of our butterflies to emerge from his cocoon.
We are so proud of him.
Now his cocoon looks very empty.

 We have left some banana, some apple and some sugared water for Sparks to drink over the weekend.
We hope his friends will emerge from their cocoons too.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Cocoons at last

3 weeks after our butterflies arrived in our classroom they are now all in cocoons.
We have five beautiful cocoons.
We gave each a name.
Then we put them on card and put them into our butterfly garden.
We notice that Sparks is the smallest, and Rainbow is the biggest.
We are looking forward to seeing our beautiful Painted Lady butterflies.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Caterpillars ready to spin cocoons

Our caterpillars are now staying right at the top of their jar.
We think they are very close to spinning their cocoons now.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bigger caterpillars after 2 weeks

Remember the caterpillars that arrived exactly two weeks ago.
Look at how big they have become.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Our baby caterpillars have arrived

We ordered baby caterpillars and today they arrived by post.
We were delighted.
The 5 little caterpillars are SOOO small.
We can't wait to see our caterpillars spin cocoons, then emerge as butterflies.
We wonder how long this will take?