Starlight students releases butterflies at site of future garden

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A butterfly habitat which nurtured butterflies recently released at Starlight School at the site of a future butterfly garden to be completed prior to next school year.
A butterfly habitat which nurtured butterflies recently released at Starlight School at the site of a future butterfly garden to be completed prior to next school year.

ZANESVILLE — Starlight School students recently participated in a butterfly release at the future site of the school’s butterfly garden.

Students studied the butterfly life cycle as the creatures changed from caterpillars to chrysalis to butterflies, before releasing them.

The butterfly garden will be a quiet place for students to enjoy nature. A variety of butterfly nectar sources and caterpillar host plants will make up the garden’s flora. Work on the garden will be complete prior to the start of next school year.

The butterfly garden was made possible through community donations, said Superintendent Kellie Brown.

“The Muskingum County Board of Developmental Disabilities is so thankful for the support of our community. Donations from individuals and businesses make sensory and enrichment activities like the butterfly garden possible. The garden will provide enjoyment to students for years to come,” she said.

This article originally appeared on Zanesville Times Recorder: Starlight students participate in butterfly release

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