The Marvelous Monarch Migration
Did you know that Monarch butterflies migrate over 3,000 miles each year? It's true! Several generations will migrate to Mexico where they overwinter. Lucky for us, monarchs can be found in NYC during the summer months. Female butterflies lay their eggs on the leaves of the milkweed plant and we got to examine a live milkweed plant and dissect a seed pod! We even played a migration game and learned about some of the challenges migrating butterflies face. Our special animal guest for today was an insect that looks quite different from a butterfly. It was a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach! Bonus fun fact- did you know butterflies taste using their feet?! Don't try that at dinner tonight!
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