For a test with the new feeds and networked blog, I thought I would share another one of my favorite posts. I thought it was quite timely as I know a number of classrooms are currently observing their caterpillars! This is a repost from last summer when we studied the life cycle of butterflies for almost three months! After collecting monarch eggs, we will NEVER order a butterfly kit again. This post captures our monarchs via video both as they go and and come out of their chrysalid. If you would like to see another compilation video with a number of songs and other aspects of our study, click here.
We woke to find 5 darkened chrysalid this morning. So far, 3 butterflies have emerged and we managed to catch 2 of them on video (Just for you Carol C!)
Monarch #2 emerges:
Here is Monarch #3 as it emerges:
For those of you who have not seen a monarch caterpillar as it makes a chrysalis, here is a video taken by my good friend Carol C: