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Well done to Mrs B Doherty & Mrs Mc Dermott Y3 for giving the children the opportunity to see the lifecycle of the butterfly first hand.  Caterpillars were ordered and arrived in a clear container with food at the bottom.  The food was sufficient for their caterpillars until they turned into chrysalises.  The children observed the caterpillars getting larger.  After a period of time the caterpillars created cocoons which hung from the paper lining attached to the lid of their container.  When the butterflies all turned into chrysalises, the children pinned the paper to the side of the butterfly habitat on the inside near the top.  Five beautiful butterflies emerged two weeks later.  Watch this video and share in the children's absolute delight at setting them free last week!


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