We have waited very patiently and observed our chrysalis very closely and now we have 5 beautiful butterflies! The Pre School children watched as the butterflies slowly opened their wet wings and using the butterfly book have discovered they are called 'painted ladies'. Once their wings were dry they began to stick out their long curly tongues, the children decided they must be thirsty so made them a drink of sweet, sugary water.
We will continue to observe and care for them until we wave goodbye on graduation day.
(If any of you would like to experience this at home you can purchase the equipment form Insect Lore for a very reasonable price.)