This comparison image shows the difference in size of the monarch butterfly due to lack of milkweed to eat. Brilliantly colored monarch butterflies literally are what they eat—and missing even one meal can be harmful, a new study says.
I whole-heartedly welcome the news that teachers in our state are being encouraged to implement project-based learning (PBL) in their classrooms. When I taught in the Birmingham Public School System, I found this method to be a most effective and efficient way to get the students truly engaged in higher-level learning.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens will present Butterfly Education and Awareness Day on June 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The family-friendly event is dedicated to the welfare of butterflies through conservation and research.