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Butterfly Explorations

These are some photos of the life cycle of a butterfly we witnessed first hand in our class.


This was a very exciting time for us early on in the year.  We were able to witness a the life cycle of a Monarch Butterfly.  We had our own very hungry caterpillar who satisfied his appetite on milkweed before he formed a chrysalis.  We waited with great anticipation while he was going through his metamorphosis.  Finally after about two and a half weeks, he emerged as a beautiful butterfly.  We made sure we let him go in time to join the great migration south!




There he goes!  Migrating south to escape the cold winter ahead.
For more information on Butterflies, check out the Butterfly Farmer.