Butterfly Icon (9k) Clays Mill Elementary
in Lexington, Kentucky

From:"Sue S. Bohon" <hkbell@lex.infi.net>
To: 2us@smm.org
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 07:58:12 -0700

Hello from Lexington, Kentucky!  

Our students at Clays Mill Elementary School are getting ready to
observe their second season with our Butterfly Garden as part of 
our outdoor classroom studies.  

We have a garden that includes Butterfly Bush, Bee Balm, Galardia,
Milkweed, Joe Pye Weed, Parsley, Fennel, and a number of other 
host and nectar plants.  This garden is situated in our school 
courtyard and was planned by our Science Enrichment teacher, 
Sue Bohon.  She had help in getting it planted by a former student 
who was working on his Eagle Project for Boy Scouts.  

Mrs. Bohon is part of the Monarch Watch program through the
University of Kansas (UK).  She and her students catch, tag and 
release Monarch butterflies as part of a system to monitor the 
migration of Monarchs to Mexico in the fall.  Students collect 
data for each butterfly that is tagged and this information is 
sent to UK for their data bank.  

If someone finds a butterfly and sends it to UK, Mrs. Bohon is 
contacted with information of when and where the tagged 
butterfly was found.  

Our Enrichment classes are often found in the Butterfly Garden, 
with nets, containers, tags, field guides, and magnifiers.  
The students at our school love learning about butterflies.  

If you love butterflies and would like to contact us, here is our 
address:

Sue Bohon, Science Enrichment Teacher
Clays Mill Elementary School
2319 Clays Mill Road
Lexington, KY 40503
(606)277-2778



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