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Butterfly Buddies Hunt for Insects and their Host Plants October 12, 2009

Filed under: 2009-2010 School Year — gardenexplorer1 @ 9:01 pm

Mrs. Rothschild’s first graders and Ms. Lim’s fourth graders will be working on expanding our butterfly garden this year. Pairing up weekly, with each first grader paired with a fourth grade buddy, half the buddy class pairs go out into the garden while the other half stays inside and works on a related inside project.

Recently, butterfly buddies went into the garden to look for insects and their host plants. They found butterflies and milkweed, green lynx spiders on several plants, spittle bug juveniles on the sagebrush, spittle bug adults, called leafhoppers, on the tomatoes, a red banded crab spider, and more. Students used their garden journals as a place to make scientific drawings of the animals and their host plants.

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