Learn About Butterflies Day – Infographic

by Robyn Wright on March 14, 2015

in Living

infographics logoToday is “Learn About Butterflies Day” so I had to find a fun infographic for this week that was about butterflies. I love this animated one with 42 butterflies of North America that is animated! Amazing work by Tabletop Whale on this creation!

I actually came across another wonderful infographic about butterflies that I encourage you to go take a look at. Terri Wilhelm created it herself and has them for sale as prints even. It is full of fun facts about butterflies and moths.

Butterfly InfographicWhen I was homeschooling my son many years ago we got a butterfly kit. It came in the mail and we set it up and sent off for the caterpillars. They arrived and we watched them grow and eventually transform into butterflies that we set free. It really was a fun process to watch and T checked on them multiple times a day throughout the entire process. Around the country there are also many “butterfly houses” you can visit. Here in St. Louis we have the Sophia Sachs Butterfly House which is amazing. It was a regular place for us to visit for field trips and I highly recommend visiting if you are in the St. Louis area. One final source to learn about butterflies is Enchanted Learning. There are tons of activities and information targeted towards kids, we used this site for homeschooling often, but they are just as interesting for adults many times I think.

Do you recognize any of the butterflies on the chart below? Have you ever visited a butterfly house or garden?

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Animated Chart of North American Butterflies

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1 shellypeterson March 14, 2015 at 6:07 pm

Butterflies are so beautiful. We don’t see many here where I am at. I think it would be fun to get a butterfly kit and watch the caterpillar turn into a butterfly.

2 Robyn Wright March 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm

You should definitely give it a try Shelly!

3 coupcrazy March 15, 2015 at 10:31 am

Wow! That chart is so pretty! :) I love butterflies!

4 Robyn Wright March 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm

I know – I couldn’t help but share it!

5 Betsy Barnes March 15, 2015 at 11:48 am

I love this infographic. The butterflies come to life, so pretty!

6 Robyn Wright March 17, 2015 at 2:31 pm

I was so amazed when i found it!

7 Robin March 16, 2015 at 7:45 am

The infographic is awesome. I don’t know of any butterfly houses or gardens, but it would be great to visit one. I would never be able to identify all the different kinds, though!

8 Robyn Wright March 17, 2015 at 2:31 pm

You should really look in your area to see if there is one. At our Butterfly House it is tropical butterflies inside and they have little charts to help identify. They now have a butterfly garden outside too for our local butterflies to enjoy in the warm weather!

9 Nicolthe pickle March 16, 2015 at 7:56 am

My daughters are so impressed by the infographic!

10 Robyn Wright March 17, 2015 at 2:32 pm

So glad they enjoyed it!

11 Nicolthe pickle March 18, 2015 at 12:50 pm

It made an impression, later they were drawing their own posters full of butterflies.

12 AngelaLilly March 16, 2015 at 12:12 pm

What a VERY cool infographic. I love how the butterflies are ALIVE! We go every year to Franklin Park Conservatory’s Butterflies & Blooms exhibit and we get a lot of these butterflies in our own backyard! :-D

13 Robyn Wright March 17, 2015 at 2:32 pm

That Butterflies & Blooms exhibit sounds like something I would love!

14 AngelaLilly March 18, 2015 at 8:04 am

You totally would! It is so gorgeous and entertaining and educational all at once! :-D We have been going since 1999. :-D

15 tannawings March 16, 2015 at 3:44 pm

I love butterflies and try and attract them to the garden every year by planting te flowers they like. I remember wen I was young we would see the monarchs migrate, and now so few are around.

16 Robyn Wright March 17, 2015 at 2:33 pm

When T was younger we tried a butterfly garden one year, but it also attracted bees, which he is terribly afraid of, so he didn’t want any more of that. Maybe now that he has moved out I can try again.

17 ginette4 March 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

There is a butterfly conservatory not far away..we brought our girls when they were little..great experience..I love butterflies.

18 Robyn Wright March 17, 2015 at 2:33 pm

So glad you have one nearby!

19 coupontammy March 17, 2015 at 8:14 pm

This is so cool! I have never been to a butterfly garden or house. I would love to go. I think it would be amazing to see! Thanks for the idea! I’ll have to look and see if we have one near.

20 Robyn Wright March 24, 2015 at 4:47 pm

I hope you find one – you will love it!

21 Terri March 18, 2015 at 1:09 pm

Thanks for the shout-out for my butterfly infographic map! It was a fun project to illustrate and design. I think butterflies and moths are so fascinating. And I’m seeing them used in design a lot more these days. It’s great to see people paying more attention to their habitats and protecting them.

22 Robyn Wright March 24, 2015 at 4:48 pm

You are so welcome Terri! My readers love things like this!

23 Jane m March 24, 2015 at 7:46 pm

We wnt to the a Buttery fly house at the Bronx Zoo a few years ago, Little M loved it. Now I think she’s ready for the kit you wrote about. I’m going to try to get a butterfly kit here in time to put in her Easter a Pail. I’ll let you know how it works out.

24 Robyn Wright March 25, 2015 at 10:47 am
25 Nate March 27, 2015 at 6:52 am

Beautiful chart

26 Dawn Schamp-Monzu March 30, 2015 at 7:32 pm

When I first saw this animation…I was like, WHAT? Did I just see that? I love it! My granddaughter thinks it is so cool! She keeps asking me to see it though….ugh! haha I used to homeschool my kids too, and that butterfly kit would have been awesome! Sometimes it gets so boring. I am trying to help my granddaughter learn all about the amazing things this beautiful world provides to us! Thank you for this great post! God bless!

27 Robyn Wright March 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm

I thought the same thing when I first saw it! Do you know about the Bing lessons based on the Bing image of the day? Nice and short and for all ages http://www.robynsonlineworld.com/2014/06/free-lesson-plans-from-bing-are-great-to-extend-learning-in-summer/

28 Dawn Schamp-Monzu March 31, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Robyn, thank you! I will look up Bing lessons. I’m sure she would enjoy them.

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