Tuesday, April 29, 2008

We have Caterpillar Babies!

This evening Forest Zoo checked on our butterfly eggs, and found tiny caterpillars instead. They have started to hatch! They are only about 1/16 of an inch long, about twice as big as their egg though. They are crawling around looking for food. We have brought in some fresh big thistle leaves, and some mallow leaves for their dining pleasure. I hope they can make their way there and find them without getting lost.

You might want to take a peek a Forest Zoo's blog. He's been posting like crazy today and has two posts from a second grader's perspective on our butterflies and the four stages of a butterflies life.

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La Tea Dah said...

Yeah! What fun you are having with the butterflies! I'm off to read Forest Zoo's blog. . .