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Monarch Butterflies by Jennifer Weber, Panhandle Butterfly House and Nature Center

April 23, 2022

The last Science Saturday for this school year took place in April. Jennifer Weber from the Butterfly House taught us about monarch butterflies, habitat, behavior, and migration. Students observed monarch caterpillars, from very small ones that had just emerged from their eggs, to 5th instar. They even had the opportunity to watch a caterpillar going into chrysalis right in front of them. Students learned how to propagate milkweed by taking cuttings - they took their cuttings home to plant in their yards, to help them start their own monarch butterfly habitat.