Saturday, August 21, 2010

Catching Butterflies

A week or so ago while we had an abundance of butterflies in the yard, the kids and I headed outside to try and catch a few.

Knowing that we were going to be studying  butterflies the following week for My Father’s World curriculum, this was a very exciting activity and we took some extra time to take a close look at our temporary captives (yes, we released them all later). We got out our nature journals, drew some pictures, looked up what kind of butterflies we caught (the name escapes me right now), fed them (sugar water), and watched them for about a day.

It was so much fun!

IMG_0050 IMG_0058 Treyton is a natural born hunter – watch him sneak up an an unsuspecting butterfly. :)  IMG_0060 Treyton caught 6 butterflies in about 10 minutes. I really thought it was going to be too hard to actually catch any, I was surprised.IMG_0061 IMG_0056Here he is waiting for mom to come and help him get his butterfly into our butterfly house.  IMG_0063

After we caught our butterflies, we made sure to feed them, too.

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This activity was tons of fun and really peaked Treyton’s interest for our butterfly unit.

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