The caterpillars needed fresh milkweed plant day after day in order
to grow and grow.
pictured are Jorge, Justin, Blayn, Mrs. Taylor, and Anna
The yellow, black, and white striped caterpillar eats continuously for at least 2 weeks.
When full and ready for chrysalis it forms a letter J in preparation for its final skin splitting.
Chrysalis complete. It rests for 10-14 days.
Transparent outer skin means it's close to emerging.
Justin and Blayn observe the caterpillar feeding.
Jorge reports caterpillar progress.
The first butterfly flew around the classroom. Note its landing spot...the trees and leaves on the bulletin board. This butterfly has great vision! The butterfly will soon be searching for real flowers. Click here for Monarch Watch
Brittany and Anna watch the activity.
Outside, Mrs. Taylor's class helps Chris let his butterfly go.
She flies up, up and away!
The chase is on...as they shout, Have a safe trip south!