So, I decided as an end of summer project to order the kids some caterpillars. I ordered 10 because I was not sure how many would actually make it to butterflies. Here are some pics of our little fuzzy friends. Jack and Meggan were very excited when they got home and saw them.
They have lots of questions and comments about them. Jack thinks some of them are worms and not caterpillars, but after some long reassurance he agrees now that they are caterpillars. They will become Painted Lady Butterflies. Jack said he does not want to let them go, but I explained if we don't let them go then they will never get to have babies. Then he was okay with it. So, we will continue to show the progress of our new family members. Here is the link to where we got the caterpillars from. And they do sell refill kits so once you have the cage then you can just reorder more caterpillars when you want them.