Pre-first Learns the Life Stages of a Butterfly

Mrs. Davis’ pre-first class has been watching monarch and swallowtail caterpillars go through all the life stages into becoming butterflies. One of their swallowtail caterpillars taken from milkweed in the NCS garden escaped his cage. They found him today, in his formed chrysalis just about to emerge. We were able to film his emergence and our students reaction. The excitement and questions asked by these young, future lepidopterists are priceless. (A lepidopterist is an entomologist who specializes in the collection and study of butterflies and moths.). Mrs. Davis truly is our on-campus lepidopterist; better known as our insect and butterfly whisperer.

Click on the video to watch the butterfly emerge:

Mrs. Davis’ pre-first class has been watching monarch and swallowtail caterpillars go through all the life stages into becoming butterflies. One of their swallowtail caterpillars taken from milkweed in the NCS garden escaped his cage. They found him today, in his formed chrysalis just about to emerge. We were able to film his emergence and our students reaction. The excitement and questions asked by these young, future lepidopterists are priceless. (A lepidopterist is an entomologist who specializes in the collection and study of butterflies and moths.). Mrs. Davis truly is our on-campus lepidopterist; better known as our insect and butterfly whisperer. 🦋 🐛 #Godscreation #growinknowledgeandwisdom #reachtheirgodgivenpotential #homeatncs #jointhencsfamily #studyingbutterflies

Posted by Northpoint Christian School on Monday, September 9, 2019