Monday, June 8, 2009


So, I got "tagged" on my friend Sara's Blog. She was the first one to encourage me to write a blog. So, this is for you, Sara!

These are the instructions:

1. Open the 4th picture folder on your computer
2. Open the 4th picture and post it on your blog
3. Explain the picture
4. Tag 4 people to do the same!

Forgive me, I'm not going to tag anyone else. Also, forgive me, I used the technical fourth picture from the fourth folder, not the actual. The actual picture was cool, from our trip to Virginia/Washington D.C., but it was accidentally downloaded into that folder. I ran out of room on my memory card during our trip and switched over to the camera's memory. I thought I had deleted all those pictures, but they popped up when I downloaded these.

So, this is our chrysalis! The kids found a caterpillar last summer. The whole summer reading program last year was about bugs. We had just learned about how you could "grow" your own butterfly, so we did! The pictures of the actual butterfly are stuck on my cell phone (I will get them off...someday!).

Our caterpillar lived in Ellie's turtle tank (which has yet to be used for a turtle, but that was the purpose behind the tank). We filled the tank with branches and grass and leaves. It was a very short time (a day or two) before the caterpillar had formed a chrysalis. While we waited, he lived on our coffee table in the living room.

One day Wyatt came hollering; he was SO excited! The caterpillar had turned into a butterfly! We took the tank outside. The butterfly (I think it's name was Jamie, because it could be a girl or boy's name) dried it's wings and left us that afternoon. We later found out he was a rare butterfly to our area, which made our butterfly all the more exciting.

I had left my camera in my Hubby's car (which was at his work right then), so I had to take pics of the butterfly with my camera...(no other camera to use at that time). I've tried time and again to send the pictures to the Kodak picture maker, but with no luck. One of these days I got to turn on the e-mail option on my phone and e-mail myself all the pictures in there.

This is one of my favorite homeschool science projects. If we find another butterfly caterpillar, I'm sure we will do this again.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Misty! That's a great story!! And it's ok that you didn't tag anyone. :)