Raising Butterflies – A Homeschooling Experiment
Back in late June 2006, we found that our parsley plants had attracted an abundance of parsley worms, otherwise know as swallowtail butterfly caterpillars, so we decided to try our hand at raising butterflies. As my youngest has professed that he wishes to grow up to be a butterfly rancher, we took the opportunity to create a private habitat for the little critters (protected from our many songbirds which had been munching on them in the garden). First, we gathered an assortment of parsley plants against the south side of the garage, then we built an enclosed out of wooden lattice scraps and covered it with garden cloth. Here’s a picture of Duncan checking on his “wormies”….