United Way focuses on health, education, financial stability, and basic needs.  We decided to do our own office science project this spring and we ordered caterpillars for a butterfly garden!  We watched the caterpillars eat, grow, form their chrysalises, and emerge as beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies over the last week!

Not only did we enjoy the process, but all the visitors to our office who saw the butterfly garden were fascinated with the transformation as it happened.  We all learned something neat about nature and transformation!

This week, we saw the final butterfly emerge from its chrysalis.  We were so thrilled to have seen such a marvel happen in our own office, and we took the butterfly garden to Spring Meadow State Park to release the butterflies.  We had a great time chatting with other park visitors (many stopped to admire the butterflies and watch them flutter away), and we even connected with some kids who were on vacation from Utah and said they’d had a butterfly garden in their classroom this year!

Overall, we were fascinated by the transformation of the caterpillars into butterflies, and we can’t wait to do it again next year.  Thanks for liking and commenting on all the updates we shared on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts as it all happened!