Goodbye Butterflies

Do you remember the little caterpillars we had in nursery?  Well can you guess what they grew into?  We watched them eat and grow plump, then sleep in their chrysalis’ just like in the ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Crale.  Then one morning when we came into nursery we discovered they had grown into beautiful ‘Painted Lady’ butterflies and hatched out of their chrysalis’.  We fed them fruit and sugary water for a few days to give them the strength to fly away. It was lovely watching them fly out of the net and off into the nursery garden.  If you would like to find out more about caterpillars and butterflies please have a look in the morning red group floor book.

We are still patiently waiting to spot some frogs in our pond.  So far we have observed lots of tadpoles swimming around, especially when it is sunny when they swim to the surface of the pond.  The wraparound children will keep an eye on them over the summer holidays and let us know of any changes.

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