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Life of a Butterfly Lesson

Hudson River Park is home to a variety of butterflies within its four miles of lush plant beds and gardens. Monarch butterflies in particular are seen throughout the summer and early fall especially in the Park’s native plant Habitat Garden, a monarch butterfly waystation. This lesson teaches the life cycle of a butterfly with an interactive game, and reviews butterfly anatomy with a craft.Four black and orange monarch butterflies perch on purple flowers

Life of a Butterfly Lesson

Themes: Butterflies, Life Cycles, Insect Anatomy, Form and Function
Ages: 5–8 years old
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Activity Time: 20–30 minutes


Butterfly Anatomy Worksheet
Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet

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