Jerry Schneider – “The Butterfly Guy”
Tuesday, August 4th, 3:30pm
New Ipswich Library
Jerry Schneider, “The Butterfly Guy”, will be presenting Butterfly Heroes, a beautiful slide presentation of Eastern butterflies.
Audiences will learn the how, where and when of the amazing Monarch migration, in addition to obstacles the butterflies face each fall and spring, as they make their way to and from Mexico.
In addition to learning about the Monarch migration, we will discuss differences between butterflies and moths, where to find butterflies and how to attract butterflies to our gardens. We will learn interesting butterfly facts and behaviors (did you know that butterflies taste with their feet? Or that the Viceroy butterfly looks like the Monarch and is protected because birds tend to avoid the poisonous and distasteful Monarch?).
After the slide show, children will create their own butterfly tee shirts (heavy, 100% cotton) using a combination of Rit fabric dye sprays, plants, and butterfly cut-outs. Children may purchase shirts for $4.00 or bring their own.
This program is suitable for children ages 5 and up, and the presentation will take around 50-60 minutes. The program is sponsored by the Stearns Burton Lecture Committee.