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  • HMGC March Member Meeting
    First Baptist Church
    Mar 08, 9:30 AM
    First Baptist Church, 220 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
    COVID willing we will have the March 2021 meeting to discuss planning for the plant sale.
  • HMGC April Executive Meeting
    Location is TBD
    Apr 05, 12:00 PM
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    Executive meeting will continue the planning for the 2021 Plant Sale and other issues
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    Apr 13, 9:30 AM
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    April Member Meeting
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    May 10, 9:30 AM
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    DIY Day to create items for the Plant Sale
  • HMGC 39th Annual Plant Sale
    Highlands Ball Park
    May 29, 9:00 AM
    Highlands Ball Park, US-64, Highlands, NC, USA
    HMGC Annual Plant Sale
    Hudson Library
    Dec 04, 10:00 AM
    Hudson Library, 554 Main St, Franklin, NC 28734, USA
    Christmas Parade

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5 Fridays of Butteflies

Mountain Garden Club’s Monarch Butterfly Learning Activities for K and 1st Grade Students at Highlands School


May ??

May ??

? to ??
Margie Potts’
and Bonnylin
Covey’s K
# of kids =?
Session 5. Monarch Migration
Objective: Students learn that monarch butterflies spend the
winter in the mountains of Mexico, then fly back to the USA in the
Outdoor Migration Game - Highlands School Soccer Field and
the girl
Students divide into 4 groups for a relay game. One group goes to
each of these 4 stations.
• Mountains of Mexico
• USA Gulf Coast
• USA Great Lakes
• USA North Carolina
Students at the Mountains of Mexico put on their wings and girl
butterflies pick up eggs (ping pong balls).
Students at all other stations stand in line at the beginning of their
crawl tubes.
The game at the Gulf Coast, Great Lakes and North Carolina
stations proceed in the same way - girls deposit their ‘eggs’ in the
bushel basket, all students crawl through the tubes (larva/pupa),
students done wings at the end of the crawl tube and girl
butterflies pick up ‘eggs’.
The Mountains of Mexico station is different - there is no basket
and no crawl tube. The students spend winter in the Mexican
Mountains (shiver, shiver) and then fly onto the Gold Coast.
The game continues until all students have spent time at each of
the 4 stations.
Classroom activity to reinforce the Monarch
• Students color in a ‘dot-to-dot’ monarch
migration on map of North and Central