We set the butterflies free today at the Butterflies and Bugs storytime.
We walked down by the Union River and found a spot to gather. And, yes, I am wearing butterfly wings-thanks, Allegra!
Then, it was time to open up the “Butterfly Pavilion.”
I had never done this before, and I assumed that the butterflies would take the first chance they had to fly away. It actually took quite a while to coax them out of the enclosure. Katie and I finally convinced the butterflies to leave by helping them climb onto sticks.
The butterflies hung out on the sticks for a while, getting the lay of the land. We all had the opportunity to study them up close, which was really great.
We returned to the library and I read The Caterpillar and the Polliwog by Jack Kent. Then, we made butterfly wings and butterfly banners:
Have you seen any butterflies recently? Which kind is your favorite?