Our Monarch butterflies have been busy hatching from their chrysalis. We have now had five butterflies (four females and one male) and more will be hatching soon. After they hatch we have been releasing them into the garden and it is lovely to see so many butterflies fluttering about in the school yard 🙂
Some of the classes have been very lucky to be in the Science Lab at the right time and witness the wonder of the caterpillar completing its final moult and transforming into a chrysalis, as well as the butterfly hatching from the chrysalis. It is very exciting and quite magical to watch the processes in real life.
We have also been lucky enough to be able to film this in class. Check out the two video clips below showing one of our caterpillars transforming into a chrysalis and a butterfly hatching.