We have quite a bit in the way of nature and exploration going on in our house right now. We have our painted lady butterflies that have finally made their chrysalids. Two of the caterpillars died, two formed chrysalids within a week, and the last took its time. It was a very big caterpillar by the time it decided to make its chrysalis with the others. It's rather funny to have two year olds running around the house saying, "pupa". So, at any rate, we have the painted lady chrysalids in the butterfly house awaiting their butterfly arrival.
Our other project is watching our Cope's Gray Treefrog tadpoles develop. I set up our critter box to house a fresh batch of eggs this past Monday. We labeled the date of the new eggs and within 3 days all the tadpoles broke free of the egg sacks. They are fairly quiet right now, but seem to be growing quickly.