Thursday, August 26, 2010

Raising Butterflies

So if you guessed that yesterday's picture was of Steven and Meazi preparing food for 33 caterpillars, well, you were right!

I had this grandiose idea of raising butterflies to release on Meazi's birthday. I know, I know, it is a bit much, but this kid and her brother make me want to live in a constant state of hyperbole.

We received them on the 18th and they have already tripled in size. Meazi's birthday is the 12th, and we are having a very small party for her on the 11th.

Think we can do it?

One of Meazi's teachers told me that it is sometimes not as beautiful as one might imagine. The butterflies may be disoriented, and sometimes their wings get caught on things.

We will give it a go, and keep our fingers crossed that it is not traumatic for any living creature.

If you want to try it at home, this is where we got them.


  1. Ah! You are the mommy deluxe. Love this idea.

  2. You are a very brave mom! I hope all goes well.

  3. Huge fan of the hyperbolic state. Beautiful birthday idea.

  4. what an interesting idea. and nature is involved, i love it. will have to remember this one. looking forward to the update.

  5. I have seen many classrooms raise butterflies and most have been very successful.

    The worst story I heard was a class that went to release their butterflies and a bunch of seagulls swooped down and ate every single one.

    My class did butterflies last year and I loved it more than the kids, they are beautiful and fun to watch.


  6. I think that is a great idea! :)


  7. Wow!! You ARE the superstar mommy. Awesome. Hope it goes well!

  8. oh, this is sooo fun!! we did it last year and the kids LOVED it! especially when they hatched from their chrysalis... so cool! have fun guys!

  9. That is such a neat idea! I'm looking forward to the outcome post :)

  10. lovely idea...from one virgo to another, may your release be seagull free. ;)