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Butterfiles - Free Learning Resources


The Children's Butterfly Site (Grades K-2, 3-5)
Photo galleries, coloring pages (Monarch life cycle), life cycle of butterflies and moths, FAQs, and links to teaching and learning tools.

Butterflies and Moths of North America (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
Includes an image gallery that can be filtered by stage (egg, caterpillar, pupa, adult), view (dorsal or ventral), species, or family. Users can search by common name or scientific name. Links to ID tools butterflies, moths, and caterpillars.
Butterflies at The Field Museum (Grades K-2, 3-5)
This site has butterfly and moth basics and habitat information. Features many images.

Journey of the Butterflies (Video: 52:17 min) (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
Follow the 2,000-mile migration of monarchs to a sanctuary in the highlands of Mexico.

Interview with Filmmaker (Grades 3-5, 6-8)
In this interview with photographs, filmmaker Nick de Pencier explains how he became interested in filming the Monarch migration.
Journey North's Monarch Butterfly Migration Tracking Project (Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
Students and teachers can help track the monarch butterfly migration each fall and spring by reporting observations of migrating butterflies to real-time migration maps.
Journey North for Kids (Grades K-2, 3-5)
Photo galleries, slideshows, teacher guide, and print and read booklets and slideshows.