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    Butterfly Garden

                   The butterfly garden is located near the bus garage on the Intermediate Wing of the school. It has benches located on all four sides.
    The best time of the year to view the garden is midsummer when it is warm and sunny. During the school year, September is the best month. Since insects are most active during hot weather, that is the best time to visit.
                   A number of flowering plants have been placed in the garden, and they attract a variety of butterflies. They also attract bees, flies, beetles, wasps, and many other insects and bugs. Dragonflies swoop around, snatching small insects in midair.
                   Since butterflies are very alert to movement, it is best to sit still and let them come to flowers nearby. People who study butterflies often use binoculars to get a good look at them from 10-15 feet away. It is a good idea to bring a field guide to identify the different species and learn more about the unique characteristics of each species. Did you know that the harvester butterfly eats small insects? Knowing what you are looking at adds pleasure and appreciation to the study of butterflies and other insects. Since understanding the life cycle of butterflies is part of our science curriculum, this is a good resource for teachers and students.

     
     
Last Modified on August 28, 2012