Butterflies Under The Sun! Why do Caterpillars turn into Butterflies? What Happens inside Cocoons? Do Butterflies have Bones?


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Butterflies! We all love seeing them flying around in spring and summer, so to celebrate their arrival this year this week's episode is all about them. We answer three questions, from Martha & Heidi, Natty and Fynn!

They would like to know: Why do caterpillars turn into butterflies? What happens inside cocoons? and do butterflies have bones? Find out on this week's show!

To help answer the first question or expert this week is Dr. Nick Crumpton, a zoologist who knows lots about all sorts of animals, including butterflies!

He helped to create beautiful book, called Sensational Butterflies, stuffed with beautiful drawings by Ben Rothery.

I have a copy one of you can win on the show, all you have to do is listen, then send in your impressions of a hungry caterpillar crunching on leaves and you could win the book!

Good luck! The email to send impressions and any questions you would like me to answer is molly@everythingunderthesun.co.uk

With big thanks to Dr. Nick Crumpton and all the children for this week's butterfly answer and questions!

Here's a link to Sensational Butterflies: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/309/309418/sensational-butterflies/9780241361047.html

Dr. Nick Crumpton on twitter: @LSmonster

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