Butterfly days; out and about

The final installment of our butterfly adventures took us out and about, here are some of the things we did. The Big butterfly count; using a spotter sheet downloaded from butterfly conservation Visiting a butterfly house; our local zoo has … Continue reading

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

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…

Day 25: Longing to be beside the sea…

For me, day 25 brought more of the same, sanding, gardening and making friends with minibeasts.  E and M, very fond of the seaside and with an impending visit to celebrate their birthday, also did a bit of sea themed … Continue reading

Day 20: Pond dipping

Day 20 we had a whole host of fun… breakfast in the garden, making a car ramp out of an old pallet (I provided the materials, they did the rest!), playing with construction vehicles and natural objects, lunch in the … Continue reading