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The Primary Ones acquired caterpillars at the end of April, and we have watched them with great interest as they have all got bigger and bigger and bigger, until they had eaten enough and were ready to attach themselves to the lid of their pot and become chrysalides. They looked like they were just resting but we knew an amazing transformation was taking place. We moved them on their lid to a butterfly net and waited and waited.
At last, the first butterfly emerged! It was SO exciting. We needed to give the butterfly some food, so we mixed some water and sugar to make ‘nectar’ and soaked a little sponge with it. We also fed the butterflies slices of orange. When all the butterflies had emerged from their chrysalides, and we had watched them flutter in the butterfly net for a day, it was time to let them go.
We all went outside and thankfully it was a lovely sunny day and Mrs Adams encouraged them out one by one and they all flew free. Bye, bye butterflies!