Insectlore live butterfly garden

If you haven’t heard about it and have young kids, go look! It is just fab. I have followed a few friends with them on facebook and had to get one for me and the kids. I say me as really i am more excited about it all than the kids! Link to where i bought them Insectlore live butterfly garden

So what is it?
You get sent a pot with some caterpillars in and a netted ‘garden’ for when the caterpillars are in their chrysalides ready to emerge into butterflies, you then release them outside so they can continue the cycle.

I have decided to a day to day diary (with some odd days as exceptions when i’m a little too busy) so you can all share the life cycle of a caterpillar with us and watch us hopefully release some beautiful butterflies.

So today is day 1, we were just about to go out the door to do the morning school run when the doorbell rang and the package was delivered. I went for the package where they send the caterpillars with the ‘garden’ but you can opt for the garden to be sent and some vouchers for caterpillars, so you can order them when wanted. I didn’t want to wait, impatient? Yes.

We have 4 caterpillars, 3 quite big and 1 small one, all are on the move already. It did say in the instructions they may be still for a day or so, but so glad ours are all off on the move already. We have already got some silk forming too. The brown stuff in the bottom is the caterpillars food to feed on.

Meet our little caterpillars:

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