There’s a little caterpillar on a leaf!


If you fluttered over to Toddler Tuesday on May 12th then you know some of the differences between butterflies and moths.  We also learned why butterflies fly so erratically and all about that BIG, 5 syllable word: Me-Ta-Morph-O-sis…me-ee-eans-a change!

We role played, we admired the colorful diversity of butterflies, we read stories and then we made our very own, tie dyed butterfly finger puppets.

tie dye butterfly

butterfly tye dye

butterfly tyedye4


About Joy O' Nature

I am a naturalist on the education staff here at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I earned a B.S. in Terrestrial Ecology with a minor in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. I recently received my MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona. I have been a classroom science and environmental educator; instructing all ages from preschool to college, for most of my educated life.

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