Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Speaking of butterflies . . .

One of Miah's Christmas presents was a butterfly house and caterpillars from Insect Lore. The caterpillars were tiny but grew quickly. Miah loved watching them crawl around and was excited when they made their cocoons.

The painted lady butterflies emerged only a couple days ago. We missed seeing them come out, sadly, but now we're enjoying five butterflies in February. A taste of warmer days!

1 comment:

  1. Rylan got a butterfly house for his birthday last summer....we never sent off for the larva but we collected a bunch of caterpillars off my passion flower- we saw one of the 3 emerge...my boys were all amazed (http://allboyhomeschool.blogspot.com/2008/10/gulf-fritillary-emergence.html) We also collected a bunch of cabbage worms off my broccoli and hatched them out too....so if you garden....you'll get a lot of use out of the butterfly house!