From Caterpillar to Ms. Birke’s Kindergarten Class Butterfly
A butterfly lays her egg… This photograph shows a swallowtail egg on the bottom of a citrus leaf. Some butterflies lay their eggs in clusters and some on the top side of the leaf.
A baby caterpillar hatches… Caterpillars are eating machines! First they eat their own eggshell then they start eating leaves. They are very picky and usually only eat the kind of plant they were born on. Caterpillars love to eat!
The caterpillar grows quickly. Because she eats so much, the caterpillar is able to grow very quickly. She will soon be ten times her original size! Because she eats so much, the caterpillar is able to grow very quickly. She will soon be ten times her original size!
Soon she will form a chrysalis. The caterpillars skin will soon form a hard shell called a chrysalis. Inside, the caterpillar is going through some big changes! What do you think she will look like when she comes out?
Now she is a … Butterfly! This is a Swallowtail butterfly. Soon she will look for a good place to lay her eggs.
Caterpillars can look different. Some of these are real caterpillars and some are not. Can you tell which ones?
They grow up to be different, too.. Which one do you like the best?
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