New Butterfly!

FloweremergingI have a new boy butterfly! His name is Flower (we thought he was a girl).

I looked for caterpillar this morning.  I was looking on milkweed.  I wasn’t looking under leaves, but we found a huge caterpillar.  Now it is making its web on the top of our cage.

New caterpillar "Thistle"Momma tried a new trick.  She learned about it from a book.  She made a little envelope and put the butterfly in carefully.  We put the envelope in the refrigerator for three minutes (Momma said NEVER longer than 5 Envelope Experimentminutes!).  We took it out and it was moving very very slowly, because it was cold.  (Momma said that they are cold blooded, and the cooler refrigerator makes them cold.  So they need to warm up).

We took him out and holded him and got pictures.  Now he is in our big cage that we made.  We will let him loose soon.Enjoying Flower

2 thoughts on “New Butterfly!”

  1. A boy Monarch has a black dot on the bottom of their bottom wing. You can only see it when it is open. A girl Monarch does not have dots.

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