by Audrie (grade 5)
Monarch butterflies are dying because of the reduction of milkweed. The Butterflies only lay their eggs on milkweed. The monarch butterflies are the symbol of Texas, Minnesota, Alabama, Illinois, West Virginia, Vermont, and Idaho.
Black Butte School went on a field trip with Karen Gentry. She took us to the new kid's fishing pond in Camp Sherman to plant milkweed. Talon and Weston said when they planted their milkweed, “we will tuck them in at night and kiss them and sing them a lullaby." Their scientific Name is Danaus plexippus.
I thought it was fun to go out with the whole school and I hope it helps the monarch butterflies come to Camp Sherman.