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Monday, 20th May 2013

The butterflies are released!

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Most of the butterflies have been released, there are only a few left still in their pupa.

Here is a video of one trying to get out.

Wednesday, 15th May 2013

The butterflies have emerged

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Some of the caterpillars have done all of their forming and changing inside the pupa.

When the butterfly first emerges from the chrysalis, both of the wings are soft and folded against its body. This is because the butterfly had to fit all its new parts inside of the pupa.

As soon as the butterfly has rested after coming out of the chrysalis, it will pump blood into the wings in order to get them working and flapping – then they get to fly.  Usually within a three or four-hour period, the butterfly will master flying and will search for a mate in order to reproduce.

When in the fourth and final stage of their lives, adult butterflies are constantly on the look out to reproduce and when a female lays their eggs on some leaves, the butterfly life cycle will start all over.
 

Friday, 10th May 2013

The caterpillars are prepared for the next stage

They have been moved into a more open environment, ready for when the butterfly emerges from the pupa.

Thursday, 2nd May 2013

First Aiders get a Defibrillator Refresher Course

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

The New Website is Launched!

Our new Atlas Primary School website is launched, we hope you find it easy to browse through.

Celebrate

The caterpillars are beginning their Pupa (Chrysalis) stage

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