The caterpillar spends most of its existence struggling to survive. Restrained by its very slow and steady movement, it cannot travel very far. The caterpillar is constantly working, building up endurance and energy along the way. Its sole purpose is to nourish itself in order to grow and transform. The caterpillar feeds to gain strength, preparing for, and building a foundation before cocooning into a chrysalis. It is within this chrysalis that more miraculous changes occur.
These changes may not be easy to see on the surface, but after a long hard journey the caterpillar is transformed. Starting out as a tiny fragile speck of an egg, the once itty-bitty little worm will emerge from the cocoon as a strong and beautiful butterfly.