Friday, 9 July 2010

Flutterbies to be...

For Christmas this year the girls got a butterfly farm - which is a habitat for butterflies, and a coupon for some caterpillers. We send the coupon off about a month ago now, and got a little pot of 5 teeny caterpillers through the post.... the got bigger and bigger until...

 here they are as chrysalides (chrysalis, them what you will)

and this is their home, where they have been for nearly 10 days now.... I'm hoping we'll have butterflies within a day or two. I'll keep you posted.


  1. I've got 40 caterpillars that I found at my in-laws :) There were nearly 70 originally but I have given some to friends to rear :)

    I'm quite excited!! I have been blogging about them on my blog :)

  2. We did this this year too :-) here is what happened to ours :

  3. thanks both of you for these links - brilliant to see! Ours have turned quite dark today, and you can see the wings have formed inside, so I reckon they'll be out tomorrow... will keep you posted!


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