Friday, March 2, 2012

Monarch Butterflies

Olivia brought us Monarch Butterfly eggs at the beginning of the year.  We watched them hatch into tiny caterpillars, which ate and ate and ate.  They got fatter and fatter and then each turned into a chrysalis.  When the chrysalis was black and orange we knew the butterfly would soon hatch.  We let the butterflies fly out the window so they could lay their eggs on swan plants and the cycle could start again.

1 comment:

JacquiKnight said...

Great to hear that you've been enjoying Monarch butterflies. Next year you might like to help us citizen scientists by tagging your Monarch butterflies. Find out more about our project here on the website of the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust, Meanwhile, get those swan plants ready! For free seed, write to