3 very hungry caterpillars munching on their milkweed...
Benny the butterfly farmer
When the caterpillars are reading to make their chrysalis, they hang upside down in this "J" shape
Making its chrysalis
The chrysalis stayed green until day 10. Then, it became a purplish/black color.
A butterfly emerges! This happens fast. I was keeping a close eye on it all morning. I went to put Claire down for her nap. When I came back downstairs, we had a butterfly!
Getting ready to release our butterfly a day later.
We had so much fun watching our caterpillar turn into a butterfly. Benny already loves the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" so he was thrilled to feed our caterpillars new leaves everyday. The transformation from egg, to caterpillar, to butterfly really is amazing. A testament to the beauty of God's creation and the intricacy in which He made all things.
For the beauty of the earth
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.