Metamorphosing. Is that a word?
Anyhow, here's the story: Ethan and Turner started collecting caterpillars the other day. Honestly I wasn't so sure they'd survive the first night in the new makeshift home of Tupperware filled with leaves, but survive they did. And even more, just a couple of days later they started to do this...
Check out that web-looking thing in the upper left (just off center)....that's one of the caterpillars almost completely encased in his cocoon! The boys are over the moon they're so excited!
By the way, did you know you wake a sleeping caterpillar by rubbing his back? No? Well now you do! (That's my 3rd grade science tip of the day!) We'll keep you posted if anything changes!
ETA: I did some research and found that this caterpillar is the Eastern Tent Caterpillar...not sure what kind of butterfly or moth it becomes (or what it looks like but off to look at that now!) Since first posting this, two catey's are now in their cocoons! :) Ok, ewwwwwwwwwwwww....perhaps I shouldn't have found this! ha!