Last fall, during second grade, Maya's class watched a group of butterflies go through their life cycle. That was the highlight of the entire year for Maya, so I agreed when she asked to order a butterfly kit to use at home.
Four of the five butterflies emerged in perfect condition, and we sent them on their way into the world on Wednesday. The fifth butterfly has crimped wings, so is unable to fly, and Maya plans to keep "him" in the butterfly house and provide a sugar water diet for as long as he lives.
Maya on the release day, September 26, for four of the butterflies.
Not a bad home for their start in life.