Monday, 26 June 2017

Live Butterfly Garden

Late last year Mia spotted this product on the television, and went on about it for literally weeks so when I was asked if there was anything in particular she wanted for Christmas I knew the perfect gift. 
She was so excited on Christmas day receiving her butterfly garden and I had no idea what to expect to be honest. 

Inside is a voucher for the caterpillars which you can order between March and September. We wasted no time and ordered as soon as we could in March. When they arrived they was tiny! The also look almost lifeless and make you wonder if anything is ever going to happen. Fast forward a few days, maybe a week and wow...they had grown and were incredibly active. Mia loved watching her butterflies and checking in on them each day. I think the whole process in total took about 3 weeks before we watched them form their chrysalis' and then finally emerge as butterflies. 

This was all great fun but the magic had only really just began. We waited a couple of days after the first butterfly emerged to do our release and I couldn't believe how much we were able to handle them. 

The photos speak for themselves, what a magical experience and one we will definitely be doing again. Possibly even later this summer! 

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