The Year 3 Village students experienced a wonderful butterfly incursion. The students learnt all about the body parts of a butterfly and how they use these parts to see, eat and smell. We also learned about the butterfly lifecycle.

Stepping into the cage with our “juice sticks”, butterflies landed on us as they were attracted to the juice! There was a green chrysalis which looked like a jelly bean with a gold ring around it! We used magnifying glasses to identify what gender the butterfly was.

Did you know you can tell it’s a male by two dots on the wings? We were given a small cage in our classrooms full of caterpillars and have been very excited to see the transformation of our caterpillars into beautiful butterflies.