Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The life of a butterfly

Today I got to present the life cycle of a butterfly! First it starts with a caterpillar (or larva) which spends its time munching on leaves. After lots of munching, the caterpillar sheds its skin to make room for a bigger body. Then the caterpillar curls up fast asleep (usually under a leaf or other protection)and a hard shell or chrysalis forms around it. When it is done with the whole process (called metamorphosis) a butterfly emerges! The butterflies lay eggs under leaves and when it is ready, out pops a caterpillar!


brizmus said...

wow! You are such a beautiful butterfly!!!!
What a fun thing to learn about!

Annette&Bob said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing the pictures. You did a great job (especially with the orange Converse!).

Colorado Conlins said...

Elliot did not stop talking about this throughout dinner that night - "Mom... then, when we were out at recess, she turned into a chrysalis... then, she turned into a beautiful butterfly!" So cute! Thanks!