Wednesday, June 15, 2011


We released our butterflies today. A friend of ours home schools her 4 children (and as a home school graduate myself I remember all the unique opportunities I had growing up having school at home) she ordered us some caterpillars (larvae) to watch grow and change into butterflies. The day we arrived June 2nd they started to build their cocoons so we missed them as caterpillars but we got our little silk-spunned friends and dove into learning about butterflies. They hatched a week later and we had 4 Painted Lady butterflies fluttering around our little cage in the kitchen we watched them eat and fly for a few days then released them into the Autumnwood butterfly garden. It was such a fun thing to do with the girls and for those of you with small kids the waiting period is just perfect for a 3 and 4 year old :)

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