I need to write about why I chose to our school name at some point. Monarchs have a special place in my heart because God really spoke to me prior to a very difficult season using these little winged creatures.
The boys made monarch hats.
Silas thought he looked more like an elephant than a butterfly.
I think it was a little early in the season for monarch tagging. There were a few people who were able to catch and tag some.
I love the natural prairies at our nature sanctuary. It's fun to see what the wild would look like untouched. There are so many beautiful wildflowers, and berry bushes here.
Both boys have always been interested in learning about the living creatures. Recently Aedan has taken a great interest in botany. We have bought a few new field guides, so that we can discover the names of the berries and flowers that grow wild in the woods near our house.
I was so sure we'd catch a Monarch, but we didn't. Aedan did catch a grasshopper though!
Silas was very proud himself for catching a few butterflies.
Here is one of the few that were caught during the time we were there. They are such majestic little creatures, don't you think?