Our Painted Lady butterflies have emerged!!!

Our Painted Lady butterflies have emerged!!!
Day 19
Fri, 12/05/2017 - 17:34

It is Day 19 and our butterflies have started to emerge from their chrysalides. When we came into school this morning two of them were there waiting for us, we were so excited! They were very still for a while as they had used up a lot of energy breaking free from their chrysalides.          

                         

However soon they pumped their wings to dry them out and make them stronger. When they did this amazing colours appeared in their wings. We looked at them curling their tongue, which is called a proboscis. They use their proboscis to collect nectar from flowers. We put some oranges in their butterfly house for them to eat. 

     

              

     

                                       DAY 20 - We now have four beautiful butterflies!