For Christmas I had purchased a Butterfly Pavilion by Insect Lore for my four year old. Just a few weeks ago I sent in the coupon to get the butterflies. They arrived about two weeks ago. In that time our nine little caterpillars doubled their size many times over. Today was the exciting part. The started to emerge as butterflies today! Two were released this afternoon and while we were doing that another had started to fill out its wings. In a few hours, after a quick drink of sugar water on a flower, we will be releasing that one as well. Although it was a short-lived experience, it was definitely worth it. Not only did my son learn about metamorphasis, he learned about patience and how to be gentle with such a tiny creature. Here are some pictures that we took before they flew too far away.