Last week, Maddy from Barwon Coast came to talk to us about butterflies, caterpillars and how important they are for our environment.
That you can tell what kind of butterfly a caterpillar is going to turn into by its colours.
That caterpillars come out of a chrysalis.
If you touch their wings their scales come off and they can’t fly.
Some butterflies only live for 2 weeks, some for 6 months.
They need to have something to hang off to make their chrysalis.
They are attracted to bright colors.
Butterflies are cold blooded.
Today we met Maddy at our butterfly habitat and planned where to plant some indigenous plants that the butterflies like. The plants are kangaroo grass, wallaby grass, tall blue bells, pale swamp everlasting daisy, wattle mat rush and drumsticks.
On Day 2 we did more fun activities which included archery, mini golf, ropes course, initiatives, shelter building and bush cooking. Mrs Kebbell took the nature’s art activity and there are some photos below.
On Monday the Grade 3s headed of to Anglesea for camp! After a stop and play at Torquay we arrived at Coastal Forest Lodge. We spent three days there. We did heaps of different activities and we focussed on our You Can Do It Keys to success. Everyone achieved success and we all had a wonderful, memorable camp! Here are some photos.