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

Butterfly days getting creative…

As promised some more of our butterfly themed activities. Caterpillar counting; using different numbers of fingerprints to make the body and our ants on a log game to help us.  Download sheet from funhandprintartblog.com   Butterfly leaf art; made during a … Continue reading

Butterfly days

I’m sorry it’s been a long time again hasn’t it! I realised while organising photos recently that I hadn’t shared with you the butterfly themed activities we did alongside raising 10 beautiful butterflies.  Over the next couple of posts I … 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

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