Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bye, Bye Butterflies!

On Friday, May 22 we released our butterflies in the Hilton Habitat!  It was a beautiful day and sadly, it was time to say goodbye.  The kids were so excited but as you'll see in the pictures, the butterflies didn't want to leave the net (or the oranges!).

You are free!


This one wouldn't leave the orange!

Monday, May 18, 2015

We have butterflies!

We were greeted this Monday morning by three butterflies!!  The kids were sooo excited. We are still waiting for two more.  We were really hoping it would happen while we were in class today but so far it has not.  Please send in an orange if you can to feed them.  We will watch them for the remainder of the week and most likely release them on Friday.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Waiting For Wings

Our batch of caterpillars arrived last Tuesday, May 5.  Normally, they are soooo tiny.  Well, these ones must have been eating a lot as they traveled from California as they were really big already.  We only got to watch them for a few days and upon our return to school on Monday, May 11, they had already spun their chrysalis.  We transferred them to their butterfly net yesterday.  It'll most likely be sometime next week that we will see them emerge as butterflies!  Below are a few pictures.  I will be adding more once our first butterfly is born.

They all moved to the top to spin their chrysalis except one.  You can see it laying down on the bottom.
 Hopefully, it'll still transform into a butterfly!

Home sweet home