The day before the photo was taken these chrysalises were five fuzzy little caterpillars.
We (I) took them out and cleaned off the silk then hung them up in their tent and waited. Ella is being very brave in this photo as you can tell by her face I told her to smile.
Today was the day - to our surprise! If this photo was a video you could see one of the butterflies hatch right in front of your eyes.It was thrilling.
Vivian prepared the sugar water and she thought it tasted it great. We sprinkled this sweet water on the flowers that Vivian picked from our garden . Then we added it to the butterfly tent.
These Painted Ladies are not flying yet, but perhaps they will spread their wings tonight. We will release them in our garden in a few days and we plan to purchase more caterpillars as we all found this experience to be amazing and fun.