Tuesday 21st April 2020
Today Mrs Podgers found some real ladybird eggs in her back garden - how exciting! Take a look below.
Thursday 30th April 2020
Our ladybird larvae that have hatched are beginning to grow fast! Below you can see a baby ladybird munching on an aphid. Our other eggs have just hatched too! See the picture of the hatchlings gathered together eating their eggshells before heading off on their own in search of food.
Thursday 7th May 2020
Our ladybird larvae are growing fast and shedding their outer exoskeletons as they grow! Some have now begun to develop their yellow markings. Can you spot the black balls of exoskeleton on the leaves? Some more growing is still to be done before they settle down and become pupae.
Monday 18th May 2020
Our first ladybird larva has developed into its pupa! Take a look :) Our other ladybirds are becoming less active and beginning to freeze in one place, slowly curling over into an arched position, ready to change too.
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Our caterpillars are beginning to hang and curl, beginning their amazing transformation into a chrysalis!
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
A lot happened over half-term at Minibeast Ledge. Our ladybirds emerged from their pupa's and our caterpillars transformed into their chrysalises and into beautiful painted lady butterflies! Yesterday, we released them. See our video on our Microsoft Teams page for Class 1 :) When our ladybirds emerged we were able to see what type of ladybird they were by how many spots they had. Some of our ladybirds were red with 18 spots and others were orange with 10 spots. Our 10 spot ladybird had a mainly white coloured head which was very interesting to see! Our ladybirds have gone to their new home in Mrs Western's garden, where she is having trouble with many aphids eating all of her plants! I am sure they will love their new home and the food it offers them - "yummy!"