Monday, September 27, 2010

Time our friends to move on....first smell of fresh air and then the big release.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Our butterfly hut and a picture of our butterfly lap books. This was a very nice unit with a wonderful class with Mrs. Rhodes. The recorded class was a great reference for us.

They're here!!

Waiting to hatch. You can almost see the outline of the painted lady in the chrysalis.

Our Butterfly Adventure

Our caterpillars going into J formation and a chrysalis.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Anna and Rebekah's caterpillars to date. We lost a caterpillar yesterday, Sept. 21. So we are down to two.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Aaron's Butterflies

The first one hatches during class.
If you look closely you can see the one on the disc emerging.
You can almost see the one on the left emerging.

Painted Ladies.

A better view of the hatching butterfly.

We put a plant into the habitat after noticing them breeding. It will be interesting to see if they laid any eggs.

Release day.

Monday, September 20, 2010

My Caterpillars

One of my caterpillars is bigger than the rest. We have 6 in all. They will be Monarch butterflies.
They are in a butterfly house on a Milkweed plant.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Butterly camp

Aaron's butterflies are breeding! We put a plant into the habitat so they have something to lay eggs on if they actually make eggs. It will be interesting to see if this happens since the pamphlet says it usually won't.