Butterfly Poem

blue morpho butterfly
Behold the bright blue butterfly,
Flitting through enormous sky!
Did you see it flutter by?
Two blue wings flapped by my eye…
What’s it doing on that flower?
Finding nectar, sure’s not sour,
Sweet as sugar, twice as nice,
As drinking orange juice with ice…
Unfurls its curled up, spiral tongue,
Unravels like a spring that’s sprung,
Sipping through that tiny straw,
To drink the nectar, straight up, raw…
There it is, aloft again,
Will it land? Don’t know when?
Flittering, glittering, flapping, floating,
Breezes blowing, flowers doting,
Colors, colors fill my eyes,
Like rainbows flying in the skies,
Every year they hatch and fly,
Those amazing butterflies…
monarch butterfly

What is the Butterfly Life Cycle?

During its lifetime, a butterfly goes through a complete metamorphosis.

It starts as an egg which hatches into the larval form- the caterpillar.

The caterpillar eats and grows until it has enough energy to move into its pupal stage- making a chrysalis.

Inside the chrysalis, the caterpillar goes through its metamorphosis and eventually emerges as a butterfly.
The butterfly mates and lays new eggs to start the life cycle over again.

Watch Mr. R.’s Butterfly Metamorphosis Science Video