Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Butterfly Project, Day 1


Lilypad Princess loves butterflies. She loves to go on butterfly hunts with her daddy, always wanting to let them out about 10 minutes later so they can go home to their mommies. Lilypad Dad and I thought she would enjoy watching a caterpillar turn into a butterfly since she already knows the story of metamorphosis. We purchased a butterfly habitat that came with a coupon for 5 Painted Lady caterpillars, which were delivered today. Lilypad Princess has not stopped watching her caterpillars, she even insisted on bringing them up to her bedroom at bedtime.

The caterpillars come in a plastic cup with a lid and lots of food on the bottom. We couldn't believe how active they were today, and how much they ate! They are noticeably bigger tonight that they were this afternoon. And there is already a large amount of webbing around the cup. I should have taken the picture earlier today when the cup was clearer, but I didn't realize just how busy they would be in less than 12 hours.

Butterfly project
painted lady butterfly image from here

5 comments:

Buby + Bleu said...

We just bought the same habitat (with the coupon for 5 Painted Lady caterpillars) for Buby's cousin Reagan, so hopefully she reports back on her progress, too. So exciting to see life grow.

twithhoney said...

LP Princess is going to love this. Princess's day care had a monarch kit earlier this summer and she loved seeing the progress every day.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Hey... I got that... I sent away for the Caterpillars and waiting to get them... forget kids doing this... I want to... hehehehe... never to old... if I can't get my baby yet... I will go for the winged variety...

Check out my photo site... there is some butterflies on there... they are so sweet looking...
http://snappyadventures.blogspot.com

Jumpin J's Mom said...

Cool!!!!

lil ole' me..... said...

Can't wait to see the progress... well, of course, as long as you post it! :)