Some insects have furry legs, some have sharp little teeth, and some will bite you as soon as look at you! Then there are some insects that are just benign and quite beautiful to look at–namely, the wonderful butterfly!
This humble, but noble, little creature delights people of all ages, and, for many, their emergence from the cocoon to transform into something magical is symbolic of the many changes we all experience in life.
The fragile beauty of the wispy butterfly is celebrated on March 14th, as we usher in “Learn About Butterflies Day”! There really is an awful lot we can learn about butterflies! Did you know…
…that butterflies can see only red, green and yellow?!
…that there are 24,000 species of butterflies?!
…that some species of butterflies can “taste” with their feet to see if the leaf they land on will be good to lay their eggs on?!
…that butterflies can travel at a top speed of 12 miles per hour and that their not-so-pretty relative, the moth, can fly at up to 25 miles per hour?!
And you just thought butterflies were pretty little things! That just goes to show there’s a LOT we can learn about–and from!–the beautiful butterfly…not just on March 14, but every day!