Something very exciting has arrived ....
** Fun Fact of the Day**
A Caterpillar has one job to do- eat!!! It's first meal is usually it's eggshell.
Our Very Hungry Caterpillars
**Fun Fact of the Day**
A caterpillar has 6 legs, 12 eyes and over 4000 muscles in it's body!!
Here is another caterpillar update! They have been eating lots and lots. What hungry caterpillars they are.
** Did you know...?**
Caterpillars move in a wave-like motion.
Moving from back to front!
** Fact Time!! **
Caterpillars produce silk!
Some Caterpillars use the silk the make their cocoon or to attach themselves to a leaf. That's how our hungry caterpillars are hanging from the top of the pot!
Some types of Caterpillars construct shelters or little silk tents by weaving the silk into a web! Just like a spider!
**Did you know?**
A Caterpillar makes it's Chrysalis by shedding it's skin. A bit like how snakes shed theirs. The chrysalis is used to protect the caterpillar while it turns into a liquid, soupy substance. From there it starts the transformation into a beautiful Butterfly!
Watch this video to see how it's done! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocWgSgMGxOc
Look who has woken up!
**Fact of the Day**
An adult butterfly will eventually emerge from the chrysalis where it will wait a few hours for its wings to fill with blood and dry, before flying for the first time.
Bye Bye Butterfly!
**Did you know??**
Butterflies have taste receptors on their feet and feed on nectar from flowers.