Get Your Butterfly On!

Updated: Mar 30


Happy Spring to you!


Hello, Planeteers!


This is Pollinator season, and this episode is all about Butterflies! I had the opportunity to talk to Steve LaWarre, who is the Vice President of Horticulture at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park here in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


He talks to us about the Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition which runs from March 1st to April 30th, and gives us some great ideas about why butterflies are important and what we can do to help them in our own backyards.


Chuck Darwin gives us a new word with TWO ways to pronounce it, Tito gives us some weird (and gross) facts about butterflies, and Captain Jack tells us how to tell if we're looking at a butterfly or a Moth.


There's a PDF to go along with the episode that has butterfly pictures, vocabulary words, comparison charts, activities, a reading list, a complete lesson plan, and a product list for projects. And butterfly apps! You know how I love a good app!!


You can download the Supplemental PDF with Lesson Plan here:

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If you want to watch this episode as a video on YouTube, you can do that here: https://youtu.be/-wCKqZOwwYw

Here are all the links for this episode: Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park: https://www.meijergardens.org

Butterflies Are Blooming Exhibition Guide:

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