Students from fourth to sixth grade at Morey Charter School planted small nectar plants and other grasses to establish a butterfly habitat on Tuesday morning. The students can’t wait for the plants to mature and for butterflies to come enjoy the new plants.
“It’s really fun and helps the environment,” said Alan Keller, an 11-year-old fifth grader at Morey. “I like butterflies, too.” Alan was a part of the first group to plant the new grasses for the garden. He’s most excited about seeing the butterflies soon.
The new habitat, containing around 400 native Michigan plants, has been made possible through a grant from the Isabella Conservation District and an environmental education grant. The Isabella Conservation District receives part of its funding through a two percent grant from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe.
Excerpt from The Morning Sun