Our Butterfly Release 2010

Okay, yes this is very late. We had our release celebration last month, but I never got a chance to edit the pictures. Our monarch release celebration was very late this year because of our mold problems in September. Since my class and I were visitors of North Main Street School for several weeks, I was unable to bring most of the caterpillars/pupae and adults with me to school. I did bring some caterpillars to school, and the students were able to see the pupa dance several times, even a few eclosures! We did release a bunch of monarchs (as well as eastern black swallowtails) at LAS in the mornings before the buses whisked us off to NMSS.

Here are a few photographs taken by Mrs. Kay Medina, TSA extraordinaire! It was a small release, but the students still enjoyed it very much!


Greetings from Greenville, SC!

Hi girls and boys! I know you are wondering: where are the pictures from our field trip to the ACUA? Well, Ms. Lenahan was absent-minded and forgot to bring her camera with her to South Carolina! So, I was unable to upload the pictures from our field trip, BUT I did upload more monarch butterfly photos! If you look across the top of the webpage, you will see different ‘tabs’–About Ms. Lenahan, Field Day, Mexico, etc. One of them is titled: Monarch Release Celebration 2009. Click on it to see pictures from this school year’s butterfly release celebration! And please show your parents! It’s always nice to be seen in pictures! 🙂

Our Release Celebration!


Ms. Lenahan, Mrs. Medina and students are interviewed by Phaidra Laird from TV40.


Everyone looks nervous as we wait to release the monarchs. release3marcus

Marcus has a monarch ‘friend’ who just doesn’t want to start its migration!release5


Mrs. Karpinski as ‘Madame Butterfly’! She and her class did a wonderful job caring for and raising monarchs from eggs. Her students sang songs and recited poetry and made the day extra special!

Sweet Destiny and a butterfly!destiny

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