Wednesday, November 17, 2010
A monach butterfly lays her egg on a leaf. It hatches somewhere between three and twelve days later. When the sun rises the egg bursts open and out pops a caterpillar.
The caterpillar goes and finds some food to eat because it is hungry. It finds juicy green leaves so it can grow fat and turn into a beautiful butterfly. Once it finishes finding its food, it finds a peaceful place and a leaf. The caterpillar curls up and becomes a chrysalis. It takes two weeks to transform.
The butterfly has to wait for its wings to dry and stiffen before they can fly away.