Kingfishers received a very special delivery at the beginning of March. It said ‘Urgent! Open immediately!’ The children were intrigued to find out what was inside. Miss Jones opened the box and showed the children two pots. Miss Jones told the children that we will be looking after the caterpillars and watching them grow and change into butterflies. The children were very excited, so was Miss Jones!
We have been waiting patiently to see what the caterpillars are doing and noticed that there were webs in the pot. Miss Walker looked at the information sheet that came with the caterpillars to find out why the caterpillars were spinning silky webbing.We found out that It is a good sign if you see webbing in your cup of caterpillars. The webbing protects the caterpillars from many dangers. Caterpillars use the webbing to stick to their host plants, as the wind could easily blow them off leaves. Their true front legs have hooks which they use on the silk like a ladder. We are now waiting for the caterpillars to form their chrysalides.