In 1969 Insect Lore was the first company to ship butterflies by mail. Providing an excellent nature lesson, the Insect Lore Giant Butterfly Garden allows your children to participate in the wonderful life cycle that creates beautiful butterflies from crawling caterpillars. Everything you need to teach your child about the life of a butterfly is contained in this hands-on nature kit, so let’s take a closer look and see exactly what you can expect.
What Makes the Insect Lore Giant Butterfly Garden a Smart Purchase?
Parents enjoy teaching their children about the marvelous transformation caterpillars make into beautiful butterflies with this wonderful “live nature” teaching aid. Ten live caterpillars grow into stunning Painted Lady Butterflies in the collapsible 18 inch tall deluxe habitat in roughly 3 weeks.
You can then help your child release the butterflies into the wild, where your home garden and plants and benefit by the pollination they provide. Ten butterfly larva are delivered in two plastic cups. Plenty of nutritious food has been provided, so there is no work for you or your children. Simply watch as the caterpillars grow to a full 10 times their original size before the miracle of metamorphosis changes them into gorgeous butterflies.
As a teaching aid, the Insect Lore Giant Butterfly Garden includes wonderful Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle Stages. They show just how these marvels of nature begin first as eggs, then as larva and chrysalis, finally transforming into beautiful butterflies.
One important point here to remember is to release the butterflies outdoors within a week of their appearance from the chrysalides for healthy growth. This teaches your child that the growing process is not over, and that the life cycle must continue on with their butterflies learning to feed from live plants and flowers.
It is also not uncommon for healthy butterflies to remain in your garden or backyard for a few days or weeks after their release. For those adults that want to give a thoughtful gift which is treasured and talked about for years, the Insect Lore Giant Butterfly Garden is the perfect choice. Also an excellent tool for teachers and other educators, giving the gift of nature to help excite and engage young, inquisitive minds is always a smart purchase.