Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Painted Lady Butterflies

Today we released our Painted Lady Butterflies.  The students wanted to keep them, but the instructions said to only keep them a few days after they emerged, so it was time and with the colder weather coming in there was no choice.  

The kids were very excited as the butterflies flew off!  They were screaming and clapping!  Children are so good about seeing the joy in life.

They loved the butterflies!
This is the cage that we kept them in.

Most of the butterflies took off before the kids got to hold them.

They had to be very gentle with them.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you children for being so careful with the butterflies, and taking such good care of them. How lucky you were to be able to touch them without hurting them. Aren't they pretty? I wonder how many miles they'll fly...