Caterpillars, Chrysalises, and Butterflies - Oh My!
The Alumni Courtyard is aflutter! Campbell Hall’s Operations team planted milkweed in the Alumni Courtyard to serve as a waystation for monarch butterflies which, as caterpillars, feed exclusively on the leaves.
Monarch butterflies embark on one of the world’s longest insect migrations, flying from Southern Canada to Mexico each fall. Waystations such as ours provide resources to allow this species to produce the next generation of butterflies necessary to continue their migration.
The monarch butterfly, a candidate under the Endangered Species Act, is in dire need of help as their population has dramatically declined in recent years. Their distinctive orange and black wings dotted with white spots along the edges make them one of the most easily recognized (and beloved) butterflies.
It is especially meaningful that the monarch garden is located in the Alumni Courtyard, a place that honors the contributions of alumni, all of whom have helped shape Campbell Hall into the school we love. Our current students, like scores of caterpillars in their chrysalises, will transform into beautiful butterflies one day, just like previous generations of CH students.
Special thanks to Karl Frank, HS Science teacher and Sustainability Coordinator, Aubrey Rakoski, Associate Director of Advancement, Alumni Relations, Jonny Rodgers, Director of Community Service and Outdoor Service Learning Coordinator and Elizabeth Tremante, Secondary Visual Arts teacher for bringing this idea to the school! We look forward to having the monarch butterflies join our community each spring for years to come!
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