Layla received this wonderful gift for her birthday. Since it was too cold to do it this Spring, we waited and ordered our caterpillars this summer. They grew fast and soon we had four painted lady butterflies. One was deformed because he formed his cocoon on the ground (I'm guessing). The healthy three flew gracefully away, but our handicapped little buddy was placed on a rock. An hour or so later it started to rain, so I went outside and found him still on his rock. I put him under some plants for shelter. A little while later I checked on him again and he had crawled back to his rock and was out in the rain. We figured he would become a special treat for a bird.