be a butterfly, born in a bower, Where roses and lilies and violets
- Thomas Haynes Bayly, I'd be a Butterfly
Create an Illinois
county butterfly (or moth) poster using the ISM online Lepidoptera
checklists and databases and Web resources for images. Suggested age
groups 10-15. (html version)
Design and paint
a symmetrical butterfly pattern based on naturally occuring patterns.
Use poster board to create a 3-D mobile or stabile butterfly. Suggested
age groups 8-13. (html
version) (pdf version)
Learn about how butterflies and moths use protective coloration to hide from birds and other preditors. In our protective coloration activity you can color butterflies and moths and see how they hide. This activity requires a flash plugin on your computer, which may be downloaded for free on the Macromedia site.