Outdoor Hour Challenge – Swallowtails

Outdoor Hour Challenge Swallowtails @handbookofnaturestudy

Outdoor Hour Challenge

Swallowtails

Inside Preparation Work:

Outdoor Hour Time:

  • Go on an insect hunt! Look for insect eggs, larvae, caterpillars, and mature insects including butterflies.
  • Take some time to watch a butterfly as it works in the garden. Look at the butterfly’s body parts. If you spy a swallowtail, look at the shape of the wings.
  • If you find a caterpillar, watch it eat and observe its horns.

Follow-Up Activity:

  • Create a nature journal entry for the swallowtail butterfly or any butterfly you find this week in the garden. If you don’t find a butterfly, pick one to research and then record your findings on a notebook page included in the ebook.
  • Advanced study: Sketch the chrysalis, caterpillar, and butterfly of the black swallowtail butterfly. There is a notebook page included in the ebook for your sketches.
  • Advanced study: Draw at least two different swallowtail butterflies with colored pencils in your nature journal.

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