They have HATCHED!!

Friday 27th May

Our Painted Lady butterflies appeared during the day, much to the delight of the girls when they got home from school. Story there in itself – as I collected M early as they had found a tick on her. Got it off ok, then discovered one in F’s ear lobe?! They was after having discovered one on my arm on the way to collect H from preschool. Final straw was finding a second one on my leg that evening.?! Anyhow, back to the butterflies. Did you know that they pump a red liquid into their wings then excrete the remainder, which looks like blood but isn’t? Amazing. They sat and just flapped today. Had great fun decorating their net cage with flowers, sugar water etc.

Released them into garden after swimming, ve dramatic and graceful…



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