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Observing Local NatureMonarch and Milkweed

Elementary (PK-5)

Flowers – especially native plants – are wonderful sources of nectar for monarch butterflies but milkweed leaves are the only food that monarch caterpillars eat. This is an important relationship in the natural world!

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About the Observing Local Nature Series

The Observing Local Nature series introduces the concept of phenology, the study of connections between plant and animal life cycles through the seasons, to children in elementary school by focusing on specific plants, trees and animals.

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