Friday, September 18, 2009

Caterpillar Cocoon

The theme for Preston's preschool for the last 2 weeks has been bugs. While camping last weekend, we found a spotted tussock caterpillar.

We decided to take it home & show the boys how a caterpillar changes. After a little research...I found that this caterpillar will turn into a moth that looks like this:

Everyday the boys wake up & go peek at the caterpillar. Yesterday was the big day. It started to make it's cocoon. We were able to watch it make the cocoon & talk about what it is doing. What a great experience for the boys! I know that they will have memories from this! The cocoon is the fuzzy thing hanging from the lid.

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