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My butterfly garden: children’s activity box available from botanic garden

California Botanic Garden has created specialty activity kits that introduce children and families to the world of native butterflies and the native plants they depend on for survival. 

This activity box, which sells for $55, will help children and their families create a beautiful butterfly garden that supports local species with important nectar and host plants. Registrants will receive three native plant seedlings that attract butterflies and sustain caterpillars, a wildflower seed packet curated with butterfly-friendly species, plant labels to decorate and a box of crayons.

Also included in the box is a unique butterfly activity book loaded with native butterfly and plant knowledge, coloring pages, a butterfly identification key, and tips and tricks for how to care for a fledgling butterfly garden. 

People may opt to upgrade to the Mega Box for $85, which will include two extra native plant seedlings, a plush swallowtail butterfly finger puppet, a set of dress up butterfly wings (antennae included), and a pollinator-themed jump rope for hours of interactive play.

Pick up will be available starting Wednesday, June 24. 

More information is available at  https://www.calbg.org/event/my-butterfly-garden-childrens-activity-box

Registration to receive the activity box is at https://california-botanic-garden.myshopify.com/collections/activity-boxes.

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