National Learn About Butterflies Day
To celebrate National Learn About Butterflies Day, learn more about the many species of butterflies. Today is the ideal day to learn more about butterflies, as there are over 20,000 species worldwide.
Their wingspans can vary from 1/2 inch up to 11 inches. In their adult stages, butterflies can live up to one year depending on the species. Many butterflies migrate long distances. The Monarch butterfly’s famous migration from Mexico to the USA and Canada is the most well-known. It traveled approximately 2500-3000 miles. This is a lot of flying miles!
Here are five ideas to help you get inspired about celebrating.
Planting nectar-producing flowers with red, yellow, orange or pink blossoms is a great way to attract butterflies to your garden. They should be planted in groups so that they can grow in clusters.
Fresh fruit is a great springtime snack. Use your imagination to create a tasty butterfly treat. For the butterflies’ enjoyment, you can also plant a little fruit in your garden.
Did you know that a butterfly cannot fly if its body temperature is below 86 degrees F? They also drink the tears of turtles. They use their feet for taste.
Here’s how to make your own butterfly using pipe cleaners, card, and clothes peg.
Learn from the experts if in doubt. Talk to the keepers at your local zoo about caring for these incredible creatures, from larvae to caterpillars to butterflies. These keepers will be able show you how incredible these creatures really are.