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Raising Butterflies

Chava Dumas

Caterpillars are ugly green bugs. No one would ever imagine that in the space of a few weeks, they are transformed into beautiful, colorful butterflies. Why not watch that transformation yourself? It’s a breathtaking example of the wonderful world Hashem has created for us. Here’s what to do:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Materials you will need for this exciting adventure:

  1. old cans, bottles, cardboard boxes, or pails
  2. some screening material, like muslin cloth or old stockings, to cover the tops
  3. a rubber band to secure the screen to the container
  4. patience to wait and see what happens!

Take a trip to your back garden or local park and check out the underside of leaves. If you look closely, you may be lucky enough to find tiny little balls clinging to the underside. This “cluster” may be the eggs of a butterfly!

 

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