This week is Butterfly Week in Exploring Nature With Children, and our butterflies arrived right on cue!
Such beautiful creatures, we have really enjoyed raising them.
We still have one with us; it has a damaged wing and cannot fly, so Rose is taking great care of it, making sure it has food and regular walks around the garden.
I am very much looking forward to sketching this one, but the butterflies were ousted from my journal this week by a new addition to our animal family! Unfortunately, one of Rosie’s Ballon Molly’s died last week, so we went to the pet shop to get a new Molly, but Rose spied the most handsome Siamese Fighting Fish. So home with us he came.
He is named Heracles, as our reading that morning had been from D’Aulaire’s Greek Myths, the story of the strongest of all mortals, so it was the perfect name for our extremely handsome fish!
How was your nature study this week? Do you have butterflies yet?