Friday, we walked through the Botanical Garden trail to the Marilyn Bland Prairie. At this time of year there were not many signs of life on the prairie. The fields were filled with stubble from last years grasses and flowers. Susan's class brought 10 Painted Lady butterflies to release on the prairie. The butterflies hatched from chrysalises earlier this week. Standing on the hillside we watched as the Painted Ladies joined a few other butterflies who have already returned to the area.
After a long hot walk back through the woods we enjoyed sitting under a tree for a quick snack before heading back to school.