Friday, August 08, 2008

Holy Molty!

Imagine our surprise to wake up this morning to find this: I know it's hard to see, but the caterpillars spun silk around themselves while they're molting! The boys were so excited, they raced around to put their clothes on to go show the neighbor kids. I thought they'd made cocoons, but Will informed me otherwise. So evidently they're not done growing yet! One is on the top and one is one the bottom. They basically look like two hairy gray fur balls. What's disturbing is that you can still see movement inside! ugh. Gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking about it! We were surprised yesterday too when we looked in their house and they'd vanished! They'd been left out on the picnic table all afternoon and forgotten about. After some careful searching, they were discovered on the deck railing and the lattice. Will was near tears and was so relieved to find them again. I'll have to show you all some excerpts from the research journal that the boys are making. I set them up with some pages I'd printed off the internet - facts about the caterpillar and moth - and they cutted, glued, and took notes all afternoon. The project for today involves some scrub brushes, soapy water and a graffitied picnic table.


Laura said...

Hey good work on the title.