She received a net on her birthday, and we ordered the larvae a little later.
Before you know it, there are butterflies flapping their wings inside the net. Put a little honey in some water with a piece of paper as a wick, throw in some leaves and you’ve got yourself one fun science project.
I’m not sure who was more excited about the butterflies. Simone and Nadia checked on the project every day, marveling at the changes. “Wow,” they said. Ken and I also thought the science project growing in our bathroom was pretty neat. “Wow,” we said.
Nadia wanted to invite her entire preschool class to our house to meet her butterflies. Instead, she took them to preschool for share time. Ken said they would walk a few steps, and a child would stop them and stare at the butterflies.
The next day we released them.
I was relieved. I had worried about those butterflies. What if they died or we killed them? I am happy to report we did not disappoint Mother Nature. We received six larvae and released six butterflies. Whew!