Watching a caterpillar is a great experience for children. They are wowed by the entire metamorphosis, but even the little things interest them. Thankfully the caterpillar stopped eating today and decided to climb up the side of the Butterfly Pavilion. As my son watched he was examining how it was moving and made the very insightful comment that the caterpillar looked like a slinky.
The caterpillar is at the top of this netting right now. I am thinking that soon it will make its chrysalis. But, this could be a moth and it will make a cocoon. Either way, it should be interesting to watch.