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So our one caterpillar became four as I told you. About a week later we went to visit some lovely friends in cambridge (Hi Ally!) and Oscar and Emily collected these guys…

cabbage white caterpillars

cabbage white caterpillars

cabbage white caterpillars

We looked them up with the same caterpillar finder as last time…

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For the most part the caterpillars lived in a similar house to the last lot. After they started making their cocoons we moved them to caterpillar house mark II.

 

caterpillar house

caterpillar house

This morning we released the 4th of the whites. The kids have both really enjoyed the project and Emily runs to show everyone that visits her “cabberpillars”. 🙂

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It’s the first day of the holidays! We’ve been chilling at home while Emily gets used to the mechanics of big girl pants!

The kidlets found a caterpillar in the garden earlier. Of course this necessitates making it a house and hoping that we can grow a butterfly. 

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We used a celebrations tub, 4 sticks and some tape, some tuille or net from my sewing stash and 2 of Emily’s hair bands!  We put in the ragwort (dug up by Oz, I’m worried we’ll need to source more if the poor creature is to survive!)

After an extensive Google search here he is….

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Hopefully I’ll post some more summer fun shortly!

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