Larch and Kingfishers Classes

Habitats for Butterflies

A parcel arrived in HG this week….

We opened it to find another type of habitat. This time it was a habitat for caterpillars! After the Easter Holiday, we will be keeping caterpillars in our Butterfly ‘net’ home until they have grown up into butterflies. This will be an exciting project, not only to explore what type of habitats caterpillars and butterflies like, and need, but also to watch how the caterpillars grow and change into butterflies. We will be able to use this work for our Countryside Competition entry.

We are keen to find out how Butterflies and Bees are similar and different. We know that both insects are important in growing flowers and other plants, and we are looking forward to finding out some of the other habits of these ‘Pollinators’. When the butterflies have grown and are ready, we will be able to release them into the wild so that they can carry on with their important work of pollinating flowers and plants around our school!

We have found this website useful so far. If you wish to know some more about butterflies, why not click on this link and have a look. We will keep you posted with things that we find out too.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=649

1 Comment »

  1. Kath Miles Said,

    March 24, 2014@ 6:13 pm      Reply

    Oh wow that sounds really exciting. I cant wait to be back to join you all watching them grow.


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