a self addressed, stamped envelope to:
suggested donation of $2.00
Seed Packets are packaged by local youths
doing community service hours through the Community Justice
Program of Broward County.
|Building a butterfly garden
as a science project in school would be a great educational
experience for all ages. Students will use critical thinking
skills, math skills and science skills while building a butterfly
garden. We dedicate time to educate students about the importance
and beauty of a butterfly garden. These gardens can be a school
wide project or an individual classroom project. Regardless,
everyone will enjoy and learn from this project. Not only
will the students and teachers, alike, learn from this experience,
they will admire the beauty of the garden and the monarch
butterflies that will be attracted. The most important
element in creating a successful butterfly garden is to provide
both, nectar and host plants.
Nectar plants provide food for the adult butterflies, and host plants provide food for the caterpillars.
A Little Information about the Milkweed Plant
Did You Know???
· Sap from milkweed was used by pioneers as a cure for warts?
· The airborne fluffy parachute of the seed was used by Native Americans to insulate moccasins?
· The dried empty seed pods were used as Christmas tree decorations by early pioneers?
· The boys and girls from Wisconsin schools collected 283,000 bags of milkweed fluff for use in military life jackets during World War II?
· It is used as an indicator of ground-level ozone air pollution?