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Butterflies Take Center Stage at Laurelwood Arboretum

Arboretum hosts annual Monarch butterfly program. Local expert educates attendees on insect's life cycle.

Laurelwood Arboretum hosted an educational program about Monarch butterflies recently.

Bob Simpson, a Wayne resident, brought butterflies for attendees to observe.

Attendees learned about the Monarch butterfly’s lifecycle. Simpson brought some milkweed with butterfly eggs on it and chrysalises that would soon hatch into butterflies.

Newly-hatched butterflies ate watermelon Simpson brought.

The Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum sponsored the program. Laurelwood Arboretum is a 30-acre nature preserve that contains a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, insects, and other animals.

The program is one of several educational programs that the arboretum and FOLA sponsors.

Visit the arboretum’s Web site for more information on upcoming programs and activities.

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