Watching Caterpillars

We've watched caterpillars make the fantastic transformation into butterflies before, but this year, Frankie was fascinated.  His enthusiasm was contagious and the whole family got excited.  Our caterpillar will become an Eastern Black Swallowtail.

We made a little home for our caterpillar (which Frankie called Scobby Dooby) in a large jar and brought it indoors.  Every day, we fed it dill and parsley daily.  Currently it's in the chrysalis stage.  We can't wait until it emerges as a beautiful butterfly! 

5 Orange Potatoes has some great photos and advice about raising Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillars.

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