Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Beautiful butterfly visitor

On Monday Holly brought in some Monarch caterpillar chrysalis' on a branch to show the class.  One of them was almost ready to hatch into a butterfly so we patiently watched all day Monday and Tuesday.  Finally, after school on Tuesday, it hatched while Mrs Harrington was at a meeting.  Here is a picture of it just after it hatched:

Mrs Harrington put the branch carefully in the garden overnight in case it decided to fly away, but it was still there this morning.  We thought it might be too cold to fly, so we brought the butterfly back into the classroom to warm up.  Soon it started slowly flapping its wings.

Just as the bell rung this morning at 9am, it started flying up into the air and landing back on the branch, so we said goodbye and put it into the garden to fly away and explore the world.

1 comment:

  1. Well done for looking after the Monarch butterfly B4. I was so interested in your story that I did some Monarch butterfly research on the Internet. It looks like your butterfly was a girl as she doesn't have the two spots that males have on their wings. Here are some photos of a male and female for you to look at -

    Given your butterfly was a girl I think you should call you butterfly Monica Monarch!

    Keep up the good work B4.

    Lucy's Dad.