Fall’s Arrival

3 Oct

When the weather starts to change, there is an audible sigh from both gardeners and gardens alike. The plants have a sudden flush of blooms and we can all agree weeding is a lot more pleasant. But one of my favorite things about fall is the resurgence of butterflies and caterpillars.

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In the school garden, the presence of insects is such an amazing learning experience. The kids can’t get enough of inspecting insects. Finding Caterpillar eggs, seeing the caterpillars grow larger of the eat, and finally spotting the butterfly that matches up with the caterpillar they were watching.

So as we begin our school year in the garden, we are thankful for these little ones who beckon the students to come, explore and be fascinated.

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