Back in May I ordered live caterpillars to see them turn into butterflies. We’ve done two other times before, few years ago, and I thought it would be fun to have them hatch, around Siena’s birthday, this year.
I had it all planned out. But as it turns out, nature is not something you can plan. And as you can see in this pictures above, the caterpillars we got, were very small. We waited for two weeks (as they suggest) to see them grow and turn into chrysalids. They didn’t. They never changed much. So I called the place we got them from, and they replaced them, and we received few weeks later new, much bigger caterpillars. But it was 3 weeks later, from my original plan. It was OK. Just a different plan I guess.
This time, they were almost double the size from the first caterpillars we received, and we could see them walk around, eat the food (they came with), and soon, almost two weeks after we received them, they turned into amazing chrysalids.
We were heading to Idaho to visit family, and we had our friends chrysalid-sit for us.
They were lucky to have them when they turned into butterflies. I am glad they got to see that. I think it’s amazing.
And was hanging on to that. We took it out carefully, in case it wanted to fly away.
Hope you can see some butterflies in your garden today. Enjoy!