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Our Moth Sugar Recipe!
1 qt warm water
8 T brown sugar
Entertainment & Educational Presentations
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A butterfly program especially
designed for children under 10.
(1) Introduction and review of butterfly life cycle using
picture poster. May include information about ButterfliZ of Iowa (what
a butterfly farm is, why we raise butterflies, how we became interested
How many butterflies are there in the world?
How many are there in Iowa? What’s the biggest butterfly?
What’s the smallest? How log do they live?
What do they eat? Where do they go when it rains?
Where does the word “butterfly”
Information on territories,
mating, personality traits and migration.
(August 15th through
about October 1st)
How to Build a Backyard Butterfly Habitat
Lots of flowers and not as many butterflies? What do butterflies need to be attracted to your garden? This program will give you those answers and tell you what you need to do to attract and keep butterflies in your area. Includes butterfly habitat design, tips and some "secrets" to a successful butterfly habitat. Provides information to meet qualification for Backyard Habitat Status from the national Wildlife Federation as well as LIVE butterflies.
(1) Introduction of ButterfliZ of Iowa and how we started
(2) Butterfly Fun Facts:
What’s the difference between a butterfly and a moth?
Where do butterflies go when it rains?
What’s the biggest butterfly? What’s the smallest?
How long do they live?
(3) Back Yard Habitats:
The difference between Host Food and Nectar Sources
What are bsck yard habitats? Why do we need them?
Who benefits from them?
(4) Initial Garden Set Up:
size and shape; sun and shade; topography of land
(5) All butterflies need: a wind break; nectar and host food; water; shade and shelter
(6) Plants to encourage mating and egg laying; healthy larvae;
protection for chrysalis and beautiful, happy butterflies
(7) Some of the extras include butterfly houses, feeding stations,
bird houses, lady bugs, dragonflies and bees
(8) Oh those lovely creatures! butterflies and fruit; territories and
mating; hiding from predators; clustering and sleeping; finding mates
(9) More than Monarchs -- meet other Iowa native butterflies:
Mourning Cloaks, Swallowtails, Red Admirals. Blues, Sulphurs,
Buckeyes, Whites, and more!
(10) Review, wrap up and Question & Answer Period
Those Magnificent Monarchs: Mating to Migration
When is a monarch not a butterfly?
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