Sunday, 17 June 2012

Setting out butterflies free

Our caterpillars arrived towards the end of April. Look at how tiny they were then. They had special food in the container so we didn't need to feed them. We kept a close eye on them each day and noticed how they were eating and eating and getting fatter and fatter.
After a few weeks they made cocoons (another name for a cocoon is a chrysalis) and we gave each one a neme. We called them Lilly, Cookie, Ella, Juzzy and Flutterella.
 We then put our five cocoons in our special little Butterfly Garden.
After about two weeks in the cocoon beautiful butterflies emerged from the cocoons and we brought them outside and set them free.

 They are painted Lady butterflies.


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