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Celebrate Earth Day with Butterflies

By Carolinearnoldtravel @CarolineSArnold

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH BUTTERFLIES

Painted Lady Butterflies


Earth Day 2021 is Thursday, April 22nd.
What better way to celebrate than with the miraculous transformation of tiny caterpillars into beautiful butterflies! 

As I do every spring, I ordered a cup of painted lady caterpillars online. (I get mine from Insect Lore, but there are other sites that offer caterpillars as well.) My caterpillars arrived three weeks ago. Every day they grew bigger and bigger and after about ten days became chrysalises and began their metamorphosis. About a week later, the butterflies began to emerge. Now in my butterfly habitat I have nine beautiful painted ladies! I will enjoy them for a few days and then release them in my garden.

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH BUTTERFLIES

Painted Lady Caterpillars


CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH BUTTERFLIES

Painted Lady Chrysalises


CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH BUTTERFLIESFollow a kindergarten class as they raise painted lady butterflies in my book Butterflies in Room 6.

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