By Wendy & Katie
June 12, 1997
We have now put our "Caterpillars & Butterflies Journal" entries in chronological order. Here you will be able to read, in detail, all of the things we have seen and learned about with this unit. We have had a lot of fun exploring these tiny creatures! The best part was we also got to compare 2 different kinds of caterpillar's and butterflies! June 12 We got our Painted Lady caterpillar's from Carolina Biological Supply today. They came in a disposable, clear, plastic drinking cup with a lid on it. The lid was also lined with what looked like a coffee filter type of paper. There are 5 caterpillar's in the cup. The caterpillar food is already in the cup. It lines the bottom of it and looks like peanut butter. It doesn't really have a smell to it. The caterpillar's are constantly eating and moving all around. They are also very small! This line ______ shows you how long they are. Some are a little bigger and some are a little smaller. They look like they have a black and white pattern on their bodies and they look like they are have little hairs or spiney things on parts of their bodies. Maybe when they get a little bigger we can see more of what they look like. We do know that caterpillar's eat a lot! And we know that they have to eat a lot so they can grow. They have to grow before they can turn into a butterfly. We are getting very excited now! Now we will learn how many days it takes for a caterpillar to change into a butterfly! We have so much to watch and to learn about; we can't wait for them to start changing. We will make a chart or a special page to show you when they started changing and when they hatched. You will have to watch for that.