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Eastern Black Swallowtail with wings fully open.

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Monarch & Meadow Month: Eastern Swallowtail Butterflies

Monarchs aren't the only butterflies abound this time of the year! Let's learn more about the striking eastern swallowtail butterfly. In this lesson, participants learn different forms of various caterpillar/butterfly species and try to match them to each phase of their life.

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barreladmin

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Conservation , Ecosystems , Wildlife

Aug 10, 2023

At Duke Farms, August marks Monarch and Meadow Month as we focus on the multitude of magnificent stories of the interactions between and among this biodiverse ecosystem. The monarch butterfly is certainly one of the featured creatures, but as the month unfolds, you will soon discover through activities, lesson plans, videos, book links, and creative resources, much more about why our meadows need to be maintained and preserved.

Monarchs aren't the only butterflies abound this time of the year! Let's learn more about the striking eastern swallowtail butterfly. In this lesson, participants learn different forms of various caterpillar/butterfly species and try to match them to each phase of their life.

Download the full PDF here.

This resource was a collaborative effort on behalf of the Duke Farms Education team.


Written by:

barreladmin

Tags: Conservation , Ecosystems , Wildlife

August 10, 2023