This term we have started an inquiry unit on how we can attract more butterflies to Brooklyn School.
We have had swan plants in our classroom and have watched the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. We have found out that the paper wasp is killing our butterflies. We have several nests on our science table! Ava and Elyse also bought in a monarch butterfly which had hatched but unfortunately it didn't have time to dry out and get it's wings pumped up before a paper wasp killed it.
Vicki W bought us some swans from her big swan plants at home. Swans are the seed pods from the swan plant. We are waiting for them to ripen up, split open and ...
Do you think we can plant the seeds inside and that new swan plants will grow?
What other plants or flowers attract butterflies?
Can you help us create a butterfly garden?
Sunny the Monarch
Te Ara Wha would like to
announce the arrival of
a brand new monarch butterfly
that hatched just after midday
on the 9th March
and was set free into the world
on 10th March.
Fly free Sunny!