Watch for the 2017 magical butterfly program, which is a great family event! Help us raise and save the Monarch Butterfly at the Eastwood Reserve!
Who: For the WHOLE family!
When; Saturday, July 22 9am
Where: Eastwood Preserve
Fee: $15 per family / 3 caterpillars/pupas per family plus milkweed plant
Cage Rental: Bring your own or rent one of ours
Adopting Caterpillars as a Family
Join Miss Ellen as we explore the wonderful world of butterflies. We'll visit Eastwood Preserve and look for different butterflies, caterpillars, and their favorite flowers. Each child will have his or her own caterpillar to feed, grow, and turn into a butterfly. Materials include: Craft and caterpillar. Bring your own approved butterfly cage or rent one of ours.
Butterfly Garden at Eastwood Preserve
Each family will receive three caterpillars to watch transform into beautiful butterflies. Eastwood Preserve has established a butterfly garden which contains the necessary milkweed plants. If you are not able to join us for the second class on August 1st you can release your butterflies at Eastwood Preserve on your own as well. This will help guarantee the return of the Monarch Butterfly to the Eastwood Preserve and strengthen the population of the species. Bring your own butterfly cage or rent one of ours.
Throughout the "Butterfly" season Mrs. Ellen and many other people have released approximately 80 butterflies at the Eastwood Preserve. We hope that this is a great start to bringing back Monarchs to the Eastwood Preserve and to the local area.