The butterfly hut
For easter, our family got a butterfly house and a mail in certificate for five painted lady caterpillars. I mailed in the certificate, and within a week, five tiny caterpillars were mailed to us in a little cup. They were approximately a 1/2" long. The cup had nutrients in the bottom, so we only had to stay out of their way and keep the cup out of the sun.
A week later, the caterpillars were almost 3" long. It was crazy how quickly they grew. About a week and a half ago, the caterpillars all went into chrysalises. Once they were all safely sleeping, we carefully opened the lid and pinned the special paper with the caterpillars inside our butterfly hut.
We've been waiting patiently, and the first butterfly came out this morning while nobody was home. The big kids are going to be so excited when they come home from school!
The first butterfly to hatch
The whole bunch of them