The day we had our teeth cleaned Grammy Carol picked us up and took us to the Butterfly Garden. We have been to several butterfly gardens, but none have been as interesting as this. The butterfly garden is actually located at a garden center in Tunkhannock. Caroline and Marcus each wrote about their visit to the Butterfly Garden.
We visited the butterfly garden. A nice girl told us lots of facts about Monarch butterflies. A butterfly landed on my head. Their eggs are small. They only lay eggs on milk weed. After a few days they hatch into gray caterpillars. When they get bigger they turn into a chrysalis. After they hatch and wings dry, there ready to fly. The butterfly garden was wonderful and I learned so much.
Written by Caroline
The Butterfly Garden
We had fun seeing and learning about Monarch butterflies. At the butterfly garden, we saw many Monarch butterflies. First the adult female lays a single egg on a milkweed. She does by wrapping her body around a leaf and laying a sticky egg on the bottom of the leaf. After a few days a small gray speck emerges. This is the caterpillar. As soon as it hatches it starts eating. In a few more days it looks like a miniature caterpillar. After a week it is a full grown caterpillar. In a day or two it forms a chrysalis. It forms a chrysalis by wrapping silk from a gland by its mouth. The chrysalis gets darker as the butterfly is more developed. After 14 days, when the butterfly comes out, it flaps and pumps fluid into its wings it does this because it’s wings are soggy, wet and flimsy. If it is summer it lives about two weeks. Monarch butterflies have an interesting life.
Written by Marcus