Kids Go Gardening - - Summer -

Just as you grow out of your clothes, cater­pil­lars grow out of their skin! A monarch cater­pil­lar ‘moults’ its old skin and grows a new one five times! It ac­tu­ally re­ab­sorbs most of its old skin, but look closely and you might see the thin layer of skin that falls off. All this grow­ing and moult­ing and they only live for about two weeks. No won­der they eat so much!

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