Friday, April 18, 2008

Butterfly Project

Whenever the kids get good grades we do something to reward them. This time we ordered Hannah a butterfly kit. The kit comes with a coupon for live painted lady butterfly larvae. The larvae arrived almost two weeks ago. They were a little bigger than a grain of sushi rice when we got them. Over a week, they grew to the diameter of a pencil and about an inch and a half long. At that time, they went into their chrysalis. Wednesday they started coming out as butterflies. The Daughter was very excited. This morning the kids got to watch as the last one emerged. This afternoon was when we released them. Our cat, Bootes decided to get into the show too.


Swan Man said...

Kind of reminds me of Marlin Perkins on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom! In a very slight way... :-)

Thurman8er said...

I think we're going to get one of those for James soon. Pretty cool.