WIDE-EYED preschoolers keen to discover the magic of butterflies flocked to Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden for a “bush kids” activity on Friday.
Samantha Millner, who brought Ruby, 2, Charlotte, 7, and Elliot, 5, to the activity, said it was a nice opportunity for them to get out and about.
“It gets them away from the TV and butterflies are very popular in our family,” she said.
Bushland education co-ordinator Valerie Close held the children’s attention with a felt board display of butterfly life cycles. As an egg on a leaf became a caterpillar in a cocoon and evolved into a winged insect, the children were ready to provide responses to questions.
The activity, part of Ku-ring-gai Council’s school holiday program, included a butterfly-spotting walk, puppetry and craft, all aimed at introducing preschoolers to the natural world.
Other “bush kids” events at the garden this month include The Hungry Caterpillar, Furry Friends, Eight Legged Wonders and Fun with Fungi.