Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ladybugs and Butterflies

 The kids got a ladybug land and a butterfly habitat for Christmas.  They come with a code that you either mail in or go online and order.  We chose to have ours sent the end of April.  It takes about 2 or 3 weeks until you receive it.  You can order them online at their website http://www.insectlore.com/.   I've also seen them at Toys R Us and Target.   They are pretty cool to watch.  It's really amazing how they can change like that.   Just a warning the butterflies do excrete some blood when hatching, so if that kind of thing grosses you out you might want to steer clear of the butterflies.  It's not a lot but it's definitely noticeable.  I also think I would have waited until summer to send off for them so Lilly could have seen more of them.   You can watch a cool video about them HERE.

That wadded up piece of paper towel, is soaked in a water/sugar mixture and if you look closely you can see the butterfly drinking with his proboscis.

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