Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fun Things From Our Backyard: The Monarchs Are Here!

The Monarch butterflies arrived this morning!!! LittleBear & Mommy were so excited. We walked all around the backyard and driveway pointing out butterflies. LittleBear really enjoyed seeing them swoop and fly about, then settle to sip nectar from the flowers on our bushes. I don't know what kind of bushes these are, but I know that lots of butterflies really love them. I'd just about given up on the Monarchs coming this year, but I'm so glad that they did! Click on the picture below for a small photo gallery :)

We took a brief break from our Before Five In A Row study to further investigate these butterflies together. This site had a lot of good suggestions and LittleBear liked the pictures and slideshows. As it happens, one of LittleBear's favorite books right now is My Oh My a Butterfly from the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library (we love all the books we have read from that series by the way), which has a section devoted to the annual migration of the Monarchs to Mexico. These books are often found at Marshall's or Ross for half the price of Amazon and have been great! Ok, infomercial over.

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