Now, I am not one of those mothers who can wander around outside and teach a science lesson without a book. I need books, I need help with ideas, but sometimes God just says here you go here is your lesson today.
After we had finished picking apples and stored them in our carport, our No 2 son found this amazing caterpillar.
Here it is, it was huge and a lovely bright green colour. It was pretty spectacular as caterpillars go. Our 7 year old son wanted to feed it to the fish but I encouraged him to find a container and give it some vine leaves to eat/sleep in and leave it be. Sometimes our son can love these things to death (literally).
The next morning I went out to see if it was still alive, and it was. I did think it wasn’t far off dying as it was slow and sluggish. But guess what????
It was getting ready to make a cocoon and weave itself away for a while.
Below are pictures of it starting to weave the cocoon, you can still see the caterpillar inside. It curled the vine leaves around itself too.
This only took overnight to do, now it is about half the size and quite hard.I’m not sure how long it will take to hatch. Some books say 2 weeks some say 2 months, but we wait with anticipation.
I was going to leave this until it hatched but I couldn’t wait to share with you another facet of God’s awesome creation.
What lessons has God given you from his creation???