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Students Participate in the Tag and Release of Monarch Butterflies

 

By Herald Staff

Fifth grade classes at Upper Township Elementary School in Marmora participated in the tag and release of monarch butterflies on Oct. 21st and 28th.
They learned that these butterflies will fly all the way to central Mexico – a journey of 2000 miles.
 They will take advantage of the  warm convection currents to help them rise high in the sky to glide towards their destination.  They can travel 100 miles a day!
Students maintain a composting project, wildlife habitats and butterfly gardens here in Marmora. Tiger Swallowtail caterpillars continue to feed on the school site’s parsley patch. Goldenrod, dill, carrots, and milkweed have also been planted to serve as host plants for these amazing insects.

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