Saturday, June 9, 2012
Butterfly garden - a no sew post
In random other news for this week, I got to see a butterfly being born this week. Some kind soul gave one of my daughters this butterfly condo last fall.
With cooler weather coming, I decided to wait until a few weeks ago to send off for our butterfly eggs. The kids really enjoyed seeing the caterpillars grow (quite quickly!). This week the butterflies emerged, Painted Ladies! I set them free yesterday.
Tookie happens to be a bug eater. She was way too interested in these guys. In fact, of our 5 caterpillars, only 4 made it out of their cocoons thanks to Tookie knocking over the condo a few times. Poor little guy.
This was a great gift for little kids! I highly recommend for a fun summer project. Check out: http://www.insectlore.com/