Life Cycles

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Photos and Article: Annette Harvey

First Graders and Preschool have the opportunity to study Life Cycles first-hand with their caterpillars. They are delivered less than a half-inch, and grow to this size within 10 days. At this point they will climb to the top of the container and look for the perfect roosting spot.  (picture 1)

After 10 days of gorging themselves and shedding their too-tight skin several times, they have made their cocoons to transition to the butterfly phase.  This process will take 7-10 days. (picture 2)