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26 Apr

Senior Infants had special visitors this month – some caterpillars! We have been learning all about Spring this month and about lifecycles, particularly the lifecycle of a butterfly.

Our caterpillars arrived into us in their little tub, full of food to keep them full so that they could grow nice and big and get ready to form their chrysalis after a few weeks.

Once they formed their chrysalis, we moved them from their tub into their butterfly net so that they could continue to hang vertically and prepare for when they would change into butterflies.

After another few days, ‘the painted lady’ butterflies came out of their chrysalis as fully formed butterflies. They needed to let their wings harden so they couldn’t fly straight away. They were fed fruit while they stayed in the net.

Once they were strong enough, they were let free and they flew away.

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