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Butterfly Education and Awareness Day in Oakes

Breana Kiser, Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent

5-23-19 ButterflyButterflies need our help to survive as they rely on flowers and other natural sources for survival.  We can help them by planting more flowers.
•    There are more than 20,000 types of butterflies worldwide.
•    Their wing spans can range from 1/2 inch to 11 inches.
•    Butterflies in their adult stage can live from a week to nearly a year, depending on the species.
•    Many butterflies migrate over long distances.  Particularly famous migrations are those of the Monarch butterfly from Mexico to the northern USA and southern Canada, a distance of about 2500 to 3000 miles.

Would you like to learn more about butterflies? The NDSU Dickey County Extension and Dickey County Master Gardeners would love for you to join us for a day of butterfly education. The organization will be releasing butterflied and having a day of learning for all community members to prepare for the summer.

This is a great evening to learn what you can do at home to help the beautiful butterflies survive the season and to learn about the on-going healing garden project that the Master Gardeners are working diligently ever year to make beautiful for the community and for our flying friends.

Join us Thursday, May 30th at 6 p.m. at the Oakes Hospital Healing Garden for the butterfly release and fun.

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