Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: August 17, 2016 (w/linky): Butterflies!

I walked into the dining room Thursday morning and heard a fluttering noise coming from the butterfly garden habitat!

Our butterflies had emerged!

We stopped at the store for some watermelon, as I had read they like it. Seems that is true.

I could swear those two on the bottom right were getting really friendly, though they were only a day old.

Sadly we found one dead the next day. After I pulled it out, I noticed part of the wing was almost broken off. I remembered that two of them kept flying into each other. Wondered if that was what killed it.

Then we found one more, and then another dead.

So we decided it was time to let them go, even though they only emerged 5 days ago.

Only two live butterflies left to set free into the great big world.

Tabitha was able to get one on her finger. Unfortunately, while I was watching her with that one, the other flew away.

This one flew around the yard and then landed in the grass.

Amelia was thrilled that she got a chance to hold one. She had been devastated that the other flew away so fast.

Unfortunately, Harold never did get a chance. Poor boy.

Looking forward to seeing your Wordless (or not so wordless) Wednesday posts this week.

Tots and Me


  1. Awww they look amazing! Must be bittersweet to let them go!

  2. Sorry for the ones you lost, but what a great learning opportunity for the kids.

  3. What fun for the kids to see the butterflies (as beautiful as the are) up close!! So fun!
    Thank you for stopping by to share them on #OMHGWW this week!!
    Have a great week!

  4. How exciting! Thanks for linking up for Wordless Wednesday. Have a terrific week!

  5. Ohhhh! How cool is that?! Love the shots you got - sorry Harold didn't get a chance to hold one...maybe next year he'll get to hold 2! ;) I'm definitely going to have to get one next year! :)

    WW: Technological Anomaly in the Wild

  6. How fun! We did that 1 year. I'd like to do it again. It was so neat to watch them change.

  7. What a great experience for the children. You are the only one I have heard that actually got them to be set free. Congrats.

  8. Lovely butterflies! Thank you for sharing/hosting. : )


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