In my class we're learning about life cycles so of course we focus on butterflies. We always purchase caterpillars from Insect Lore, but this year I realized that I had milkweed growing in my own back yard. And milkweed = monarchs. Sweet.
These little guys have now been successfully transferred to my classroom. That involved a harrowing ride in which I swear one was trying to escape from the open baggie I was using for transport.
Now they are all chrysalids. Awesome. I love monarchs when they become a chrysalis. Have you ever seen one? They green with flecks of gold. So pretty.
And they are just a bonus. We got our Insect Lore order Friday so we'll have a plethora of butterflies in the York classroom. :)