Wordless Wednesday: What’s hiding in the garden? @GoGreenNGiggle {linky}

My 7 year old has been fascinated with butterflies since the butterfly growing project at school. I had decided it might be a fun summer project as well. I was all set to order the eggs and did lots of research on host plants for caterpillars. Over 3 months ago, we started our Giggling Garden Gang Sunflowers so I was excited to see that we could use their leaves to feed the caterpillars.

Look what I found when I was checking on my sunflowers

Someone had been eating my Sunflower leaves

I took a little closer look…


The boys have been super excited to watch the transformation. Slimy is now in the chrysalis stage and we are patiently waiting to see his beautiful arrival!



  1. says

    What a great project to do with the children. They always enjoy seeing things grow and to have a surprise little green visitor is amazing for them. I am sure they are looking forward to seeing his transformation!

  2. says

    I never knew you could buy caterpillar eggs. It makes sense, I guess I never thought of it that way. What a great project for kids! Fun and educational too. They’ll be so excited when the butterflies emerge from their cocoons. 🙂

  3. says

    Wow, that a great story. I read part 2 too. And look at your sunflowers!!! I won’t show my granddaughter because her sunflowers just recently died. I don’t know why, I’m usually pretty good with growing plants, but this I didn’t do too hot. It was the first year my granddaughter helped me too. She wanted sunflowers so I tried. Now I bet she would love to watch a butterfly grow! Maybe we’ll do that next year.

  4. patrick jones says

    i’ve had rabbits eating some of my things this year…usually have sunflowers and every time they sprouted…wasn’t long till nothing was there!

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