Butterflies for Jubilee Park
The Bridgetown Summer Active Living Day Camp campers have been busy all summer long. On Tuesday August 3, the campers got their hands dirty by making and planting a butterfly garden on Jubilee’s waterfront. The kids had help from staff of the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute. The project was part of a two day learning program to teach the kids about nature and the environment that they live in.
The first day consisted of different crafts and games all centered
around protecting the environment and animals that live around us. The
second day was when the garden was planted. The campers first learned
the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly; this species is at risk in Nova
Scotia. To help create places that the butterflies would be able to
live and grow in the campers planted a number of different plants in the
new garden at Jubilee Park. There are three signs in the garden that
inform visitors to the park about the project and where they can learn
more about planting a butterfly garden of their own.
Last Updated ( Monday, 09 August 2010 )