William H. Frazier Elementary aids monarch butterflies

 

Last updated 10/22/2018 at 10:37am

A Monarch Migration Station is in place at William H. Frazier Elementary School.

FALLBROOK – William H. Frazier Elementary is becoming a monarch butterfly sanctuary as the school starts a project to attract and protect this species of butterfly.

Amy Miska, who teaches third grade, has been educating her students about the monarch life cycle and migration for several years. This year she was able to procure a large Monarch Migration Station, paid for through the organization, Donor's Choose.

With this station, Miska and her students hope to host monarch butterflies over the winter, in the spring and into next school year. Monarch butterflies are an endangered species and need help to survive.

William H. Frazier Elementary is working to help the butterflies. Lead custodian Josue Corona took out the current landscaping near Miska's classroom and leveled the ground to create a safe space for the butterfly sanctuary.

The school will also develop a milkweed garden in order to further support the butterflies whose caterpillars only consume the milkweed plant leaves.

Submitted by the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District.


Frazier botanists Isaac Suarez, Charlee Davis and Isabella Lozano work together to create a habitat for monarch butterflies.

 

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