Ella’s Painted Lady Butterflies

Painted Lady Butterflies

Ella’s brother Jordain, and his girlfriend, Netty, bought her a butterfly kit for her birthday. She was really excited and we had to send off for the caterpillars right away 🙂
She’s really enjoyed watching them grow and change into painted lady butterflies.

Painted Lady caterpillars on August 13th


Photo 3 caterpillars on August 13th


Caterpillars on August 15th


Caterpillars on August 17th


Caterpillars on August 20th


Ella and the caterpillars on August 20th


Chrysalises on August 23rd


First butterfly in habitat on August 31st


Ella setting the butterflies free on September 1st

Ella’s been away for the bank holiday weekend and I hoped the butterflies would wait until she got back today but unfortunately they decided yesterday was the time to emerge!

Daddy has found some cabbage white caterpillars in the garden so they’ve put them in a jar with some food so they can see the whole, wonderful process again 🙂

1 Comment

  1. Leanne Cornelius 4th September 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Oh wow that is amazing, how lovely to be able to watch them change from caterpillars to pretty butterflies. Such a shame it happened when she was away though!

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