Caterpillars and Butterflies

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old is gone; the new is come.” -2 Corinthians 5:17

The end of the school year always makes me think about caterpillars and butterflies and how my little girls are growing up.

Last June we acquired five monarch caterpillars from another homeschool family. We fed them milkweed — which wasn’t easy to find — and we watched them eat, eat, eat.

The girls’ favorite caterpillar was named “Tiny Corn.” She was the last to go into her chrysalis.

We marveled at the shiny gold dots on each chrysalis as they hung from the lid of their habitat.

One by one, after they broke free from their chrysalises and dried their wings, we let them fly.

“Tiny Corn” was the last to go, and she held on to the hydrangea on the patio for a while.

Then she held onto Linnea’s finger for a while.

And then, just like the others, the stately monarch mounted up on the breeze and flew high into the blue sky.

Thus ended our monarch butterfly project.

the path to Butterfly Meadow

Two years ago we raised painted lady butterflies and let them go at “Butterfly Meadow” — another lovely experience!

3 thoughts on “Caterpillars and Butterflies

  1. Enjoy every moment with your beautiful girls, they grow oh so quickly, then just like the caterpillars they will grow wings and fly and we wouldnt want it any other way.

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