Sunday, June 5, 2011

Science Sunday--Our Butterflies

Once again this year, I ordered painted lady butterfly caterpillars from Insect Lore. And once again, we weren't disappointed.
Our caterpillars arrived about 2 weeks ago, and within 4 days all the caterpillars had become a chrysalis.
This morning the hatching began.


I love how these butterflies like to stay around for a little while after being released from their "house". They seem to enjoy being held for a while before flying up into the trees.










Science Sunday
Classified: Mom

6 comments:

musicalmary said...

We did this last spring and it was great!! I am visiting you from Science Sunday!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

We just released our painted ladies this morning. Ours sat on our fingers like that too - so much fun to see them flying off to freedom!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

oh, we did this a few weeks ago & it was fabulous! It never fails to amaze!

How fun!

Would love to invite you to link up some of your fun at the Sunday showcase - a kis activity linky party

Bernadette
http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com

Ticia said...

Wow! I love how you were able to get them sit on your hand!

MaryAnne said...

How neat that they stuck around for a while!

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

I have always wanted to try this! You just inspired me! Thanks for sharing it at The Sunday Showcase.
Aimee @ Classified: Mom