Thursday, December 13, 2012

Planting Caterpillar Food

Today Eastbourne scientist Stan Swan visited Room 1 to help us solve the problem of not having enough swan plants in Eastbourne to feed all the caterpillars we are rearing in our school butterfly garden and for the Monarch butterflies to lay their eggs on! 
He bought us little peat pots and lots of swan plant seeds to plant and take home for our own Eastbourne gardens. The pots swelled up like magic when we added water! We poked a seed into each one with our finger.

Monarch caterpillars only eat swan plants! Monarch butterflies only lay their eggs on swan plants too! We need to grow lots and lots of swan plants so the caterpillars will have enough food to grow and pupate into healthy butterflies!
We want to enjoy seeing lots of Monarchs in Eastbourne this summer!
Thank you Mr. Swan!

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