Category: Earth Science Activities

Come on in Butterflies

Using Flowers to Attract Various Butterfly Species Western Tailed Blue – Vetches, MilkVetches! 1. Choose other flowers for colour and nectar. Adult butterflies are most attracted to red, yellow, orange, and pink flowers. Adding some of these for colour is a great way to spruce up your butterfly garden. 2. Purchase and plant a few […]

Butterfly’s Life Cycle

Butterfly’s Life Cycle

The Caterpillar eventually Transitions into the Adult Butterfly!  If your Class wishes to Make a Fun Mini-Butterfly House,  Materials required are: Caterpillars (can be purchased in a Pet Store or online); Milkweed (or similar plant type); Small Twigs, Leaves, and other plant matter; Terrarium with Lid There are 4 stages for the Butterfly’s life cycle. They are: The Egg, […]

Our Female Karner Blue Butterfly  :):):):)

Our Female Karner Blue Butterfly :):):):)

The Female Karner Blue, a little different from Her blue male counterpart – is not actually blue!  She is a little blue, and mostly Beautiful silver-grey with white borders on Her wings, and orange and deep dark charcoal-colored spots!…..Although Karners nourish themselves on only the blue lupine flower in their pre-pubescent stages, once, they come out […]

May 17th is Alpiny, NY's Grand Lupine Festival!

May 17th is Alpiny, NY’s Grand Lupine Festival!

Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM, the Discovery Center in the Alpiny Bush Pine Preserve is hosting their Annual Grand Lupin Festival! In addition to celebrating the wildflower blue lupine and its importance to the Karner Blue Butterfly, this year’s theme, “Dune” It All – Recreation In The Pine Bush, celebrates the many recreational […]