Thursday, April 30, 2015

Insect Lore Butterfly Fun!

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We bought a butterfly kit from Insect Lore.  If you haven't done this with your kiddos I highly recommend it!  You buy the kit then send away for your caterpillars.

Our kit came with 5 caterpillars.  They started out small then grew twice the size!  Next the climb to the top of the cup and form chrysalis!  They stay like that for awhile and you move them into the big habitat (that comes with your kit!) and wait for the magic to happen.

Soon a beautiful butterfly will emerge! 

tiny caterpillars
getting bigger!
getting ready to change!

waiting to hatch
our first butterfly
2nd one!
all hatched!

We had a great time learning about the life cycle of butterflies and seeing this first hand.  We watched a video on butterfly migration.  The whole family enjoyed this experience!  I only have one tip!  Be sure to order your caterpillars before it is too hot out because they cannot ship them if the temperature is too high.  Spring is the best time for this kind of thing.  Next up we will release our little guys because they only live for about 20 days. 

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