Good Morning Butterfly

Look at those beautiful eyes.  I think I can see through them, like through the windows on a helicopter.  Those antennae, clubbed like all butterflies (as opposed to combed, like a moth).  Its proboscis, the straw like mouth part it keeps curled between its two eyes in front which help it to eat to get some of its energy for moving around.  This one was cold, any insect is in the morning.  Cold-blooded means that it can’t move without some outside warmth.  It needs sun, or radiant heat from the warmed up earth, or even some warm breath (which it got plenty of at the top of the stairs this morning).  Students were so good not to touch, despite all the temptations.  With wings that delicate we are lucky to get a chance to view it up close like we did.  Trinity School is a diverse community.  We have praying mantids, butterflies, ladybugs, and roly polys, and worms, not to mention all the plants and birds and squirrels that make a home here.  I keep wondering what we will find next.  What a great place to learn about science, with the world showing us all its treasures.  It appears, through an internet search for our butterfly (named Curly by Mrs. Harkness for its curly straw-like mouth), that we found an Arizona Sister butterfly (Adelpha eulalia).  Click on the link for more information, and to look up the butterflies and moths you find at your home!

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2 thoughts on “Good Morning Butterfly

  1. I enjoyed reading your blog and all the fun things each class is doing in science! It is amazing all that we can find living on the 5 acres we call Trinity School! We used to have an alligator lizard. Have you seen any lately? BZ

  2. Marisa, I love reading your posts. They are all so unique! I love how you share the questions your students have, examples of what you write on the whiteboard, and close ups of cool things you find on our campus! Your photos are so sharp and fabulous!

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