Anna with her caterpillarsWe are continuing to watch the butterfly caterpillars grow. They are getting really long and fat. We have had them almost a week so I expect them to start forming their chrysalis any day. We have been working on a butterfly lapbook this week learning the anatomy of a butterfly.

We are also experimenting with growing our own pineapple tree. Last week Anna was interested in how pineapples grow since there are no seeds so we looked it up on the internet and discovered you root the tops. Currently, we have the top of a pineapple sitting in water growing roots.

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Anna with her butterfly larvae aka caterpillars.Anna has been waiting everyday this week for the mail to arrive hoping to get a small package in the mail.¬†Finally today Anna received her butterfly larvae or caterpillars today in the mail. In about a week according to the instructions they should start forming chrysalids. We will keep them in the sealed cup until after all the chrysalids have formed and then we will move them into the butterfly habitat. I’ll keep you posted on how our Painted Lady butterfly science project is going.The black spot in the cup is one of the caterpillars.¬†

An interesting fact about Painted Lady Butterflies….they taste with their feet.