Learn About Butterflies Day!
Today is Learn About Butterflies Day and butterflies are Edmond’s favorite! He loves watching for them all spring and summer! Do you have a favorite butterfly species? Edmond loves monarchs because they travel so far! We’re going to celebrate Learn About Butterflies Day with fun facts, photos and a coloring sheet drawn by Ellie! Woohoo!
FUN FACTS ABOUT BUTTERFLIES:
- Butterflies are insects.
- They live on all continents but Antarctica.
- There are around 24,ooo species of butterflies.
- Butterflies eat nectar.
- They can not fly if their body temperature is below 85 degrees.
- Butterflies can see red, green and yellow.
- Monarch butterflies have one of the longest migrations of any animal on the planet.
- Skipper butterflies can fly up to 37 miles per hour.
- Butterflies taste with their feet.
- The largest butterfly is the Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing.
- The smallest butterfly is the Blue Pygmy.
- Butterflies have a unique life cycle! We found this great video explaining it!