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21 Princes Street, Kensington, Whangarei, New Zealand

Phone: 09 437 2742

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Sunday, 13 May 2012

Monarch Caterpillar Metamorphosis

At last we have managed to capture on film a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.

We have spent the last few weeks eagerly watching all our chrysalides darken in colour, then always seem to miss the butterfly hatching out. Although we successfully managed to film this on Friday, unfortunately for the children this amazing transformation happened about half an hour after they had all left for the day!

Many of our children have been totally absorbed in our caterpillars and chrysalides, arriving eagerly each morning to check on their progress. We can't wait to show them this little clip.

We have some wonderful observational drawings up on display in Kindergarten - come and have a look!

To see the process of a caterpillar turning into a chrysalis click here. This is a video clip that we managed to capture last year.


1 comment:

TracyP said...

so glad you caught it Christine!! An amazing video!

Abbey says: "Thankyou for having butterflies at Kindy. The video was so cool. The butterfly when it came out was waving"