Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Puddling Papercraft

I realized today that I didn't post about the puddling papercraft after I completed it. So I took a picture. The craft illustrates a bunch of sulfurs sipping moisture near a rivulet. I think it came out great! Much better than my prototype.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Butterfly Sunning Papercraft

I decided to do a popup of a butterfly sunning on a rock. This is my first try. I wanted the two triangular pieces to look like one rock. This looks like two rocks or a split rock. I guess I need to try again.

Butterflies generally sit out in the sun in the morning to warm up before they fly. They like a nice warm rock for basking. I should put some rocks in my garden. Do you have rocks in your garden?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Garden Planning Session at Shorebird Nature Center

I was invited to a planning session at the Shorebird Nature Center in Berkeley. We met this morning to talk about goals and see the site. Interns, staff, and volunteers attended. The interns were students from Albany High School. Monarchs were flying and I found a lady caterpillar in the cheeseweed. As usual, I emphasized the need for host plants. I also encouraged everyone to watch "In the Company of Wild Butterflies." I hope the project goes well. I'll have to go back when they are finished.