A quick update on our little friends before the holiday weekend:
A few of the caterpillars have shed their skin and are now hanging in their hardened cocoons. There are a few others preparing to enter the chrysalis stage, and it seems like many are just a couple of days away. We have transferred all but the very smallest of the caterpillars out of the terrarium and into special nets, known as emergence chambers, made for caterpillars and butterflies, which are now hanging throughout the Mill River Park Collaborative office. I apologize for the picture quality below, but I didn't want to open the net and disturb the cocoons.