Fancy growing your own Butterflies? We did.
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5 Tiny caterpillars grew fat very very quickly and we ended up with 5 butterflies. Three were eager to be free and 1 despite being completely healthy chose to go for walks around the garden on S’s finger before she left it on a flower and it decided it was time to go. The last butterfly unfortunately wasn’t as strong as the rest and it’s wings weren’t properly formed. We fed it in the garden for a day if my memory serves me correctly but I don’t think it’s outcome was too successful.
Fantastic to watch the whole metamorphosis. We will do it again one year.