Then there were 10!

The following day the remaining 8 butterflies emerged while we weren’t looking.  We kept them for a further 4 days, observing their every movement and feeding them up on fruit and sugary water.  When the rain stopped and the sun … Continue reading

Our very cheeky butterflies

For the past 7 days our chrysalides have been hanging around quietly while they make their secretive changes.  On the morning of day 17 (since their arrival on our doorstep) I noticed that some of the chrysalides had started to … Continue reading

Our very wiggly chrysalides

  Day 13 after 3 days of hardening we removed our chrysalides from their poo/food/web gunk.   We cleaned them gently with a cotton wool ball while they furiously wiggled their little bodies, and placed them in their new netted home … Continue reading

Our very hungry caterpillars

3 days after our return from holidaying in Norfolk we received 10 tiny black caterpillars in a little parcel on the doorstep.  We ordered two jars (1 each) of Painted Lady caterpillars to raise into butterflies from Insect Lore. We … Continue reading

Wild birthday celebrations

Our recent visit to the Norfolk coast was planned to coincide with the twins fourth birthday as the beach is their most favourite place to play.  Their birthday started with the usual balloons, birthday cake (made and decorated by us … Continue reading

Day 27: Look what I found!

Look what I found! Words I heard a lot of on the evening of the 27th while hosting a group of beavers (the child variety) for a very soggy pond dip. And now look what I found, isn’t it beautiful…