My mom teaches science and likes to help her students learn about nature, so last week when we were visiting my parents in Virginia we got to see her Monarch butterfly cocoon. Isn’t it lovely? The cocoon is a milky blue and jade with gold accents. It looks like jewelry.
When the butterfly hatches out of the cocoon, it has to dry its wings before it can fly. My mom let Hannah hold the butterfly that was drying. At first she was not so sure about this listless creature.
We have looked at several books about butterflies from the library, but I haven’t found any living books that really met our needs. Two reference books that we do like are Look What I’ve Found: A Cocoon, a board book about the butterfly life cycle over the different seasons of the year, and Caterpillars and Butterflies from the Usborne Beginners series.
If you know of any great books about butterflies and cocoons, please share with us in the comments!