Learn About Butterflies Day!
It’s one of our favorite days of the year- Learn About Butterflies Day! We’ve got some fun facts, a great link on what plants butterflies love and a coloring sheet for you! Tell what you love about these amazing insects!
- 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!
We just love spring because that means that butterflies will soon start appearing around gardens and parks! Don’t have any butterflies dropping by your place? Here are 12 plants they love!
“Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days.”
“The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.”
“Butterflies are self propelled flowers.”