In our community learning center, we have a plant by the gate that is a caterpillar's favorite. Yesterday, before we closed our center for a long break, my homeschoolers and I carefully collected some samples (pupa and caterpillar) to take home for observation.
Here is a pupa attached under a leaf. Take note of its color.
We CAREFULLY placed them inside a box with lots of their favorite leaves.
We made sure they're comfy and safe.
This morning, this is how the white one looked like.
This is how they looked this evening. The butterfly is almost visible now.
This is not the first time we did this observation. We've seen how all our pupae transformed into butterflies (monarch). But only this time we watched and recorded them closely.
Don't you just love to behold such beauty in your hand?
There is a dream of not just having a butterfly garden but a butterfly farm.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
~Richard Buckminster Fuller
Special thanks to Lori for hosting Friday FarmGirl@Heart.
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Many thanks to Hey Harriet for hosting Shadow Shot Sunday.