Any suggestions for a butterfly related science project?

Anne Kilmer viceroy at
Fri Sep 22 09:02:19 EDT 2000

Ah, now you grow interesting. 
Why don't you design a butterfly garden for a nearby nursing home or
assisted living facility, get together a gang of friends and maintain it
for a year. Plant well-chosen natives, so it will survive after you move
the science part is the survey you'll do of the local butterfly
population before and after your project. 
You could also get the people to keep a record of how much use the
residents make of the garden now, and how much time they spend outside
after you plant their garden (with them, if they can be persuaded to
join you outdoors). 
The telephone company volunteers are distributing a handy little booklet
that will tell you what to plant, to get a larger assortment of
butterflies. I know it's good because I wrote it ;-) contact Connie
Clark <custfs at>

Anne Kilmer
South Florida

A & E wrote:
> chunkyc wrote:
> >
> > I am interested in a butterfly and or botany related science project topic?
> >
> > Any suggestions would be helpful.  I am in seventh grade.
> I live in Miami, Florida.  In the suburbs.  We have a butterfly garden
> and regularly see Monarch, Gulf Fritillary, Zebra longwing, gaint
> swallowtail, various sulphurs and julia butterflies.  We have several
> larval host plants.

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