We have patiently watched 5 tiny caterpillars on their life cycle. They took a week to munch through all their food before attaching themselves to the roof of the container to form their chrysalis for another week. The transformation was completed over half term, with the last butterfly emerging on the first Monday back. We spent the day observing them before deciding to release them into the wild.
It was a magical moment. As each butterfly took flight the children waved and shouted ‘bye bye’.