Sunday, May 16, 2010

Caterpillar, Chrysalis, Butterfly

A few weeks ago Evelyn received a jar of bugs in the mail. It's OK - we ordered them.
Look What Came in the Mail!

After a while these five caterpillars grew bigger and bigger. They climbed to the top of the jar and hung upside down, creating chrysalides. We pinned them up inside the netting and Evy watched and learned about the process. She waited patiently for a week for something to happen.

Chrysalis Watch

Then one day a painted lady butterfly emerged. Then another. Soon their net house was full of fluttering orange wings. Evy fed them and took care of them.
Feeding the Butterflies

Then it was time to release her five new pets.
One More

And to run around the yard and pretend she was a butterfly.

Evelyn as a Butterfly

See the whole butterfly life cycle on Flickr.

1 comment:

  1. I love a story with a happy ending! Go Evy!!!!