We got to be citizen scientists today!
We went to The Weldon Springs Interpretive Center where we learned how to catch a butterfly so it can be tagged!
Edison caught the first butterfly… in fact he caught two at once!
Simone was overjoyed when she finally caught her butterfly!!
Andre was sneaky and quiet which helped him catch his butterflies.
Eli caught an imposter butterfly (one that mimics the monarch) which he thought was exciting!
But when he caught a monarch, Eli was very proud!!
I was ecstatic when I caught a monarch! It was a thrill knowing it would be flying all the way to Mexico 🇲🇽!!!
We even got to see a monarch caterpillar in the wild!!! 🐛
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