Baltimore, MDUSA 21206
March 12, 2012
I spent my childhood exploring the woods, creeks and ponds. Though I've been in the city since the '80's, I'd like to have my children experience as much of the natural world as possible.
Hi Kathleen, In situations like this, I recommend trying to bring the butterflies to a year-round pavilion for release in the exhibit.You can try to keep them in a large mesh container in your home with flowers, fruit(banana) or sugar water.Don't be frightened to pick them up and place them in a container if you have to.Be sure to have a sponge in the sugar water it so they have something to stand on in order to drink. They will eat when they are hungry so do not feel that you have to force.
Kathleen, Welcome to the Natural History Society of Maryland meetup group. Can you and your children join us on our trip to the vernal pool on Friday to hear and see peepers, toads, and salmanders [actually they're pretty quiet ; 0 ] and experience other night sounds? Charlie