For the third year in a row, Crestwood Library has participated in the Rockefeller Preserve Monarch Butterfly Project. What an adventure it was to hunt for Monarch eggs at Rockwood Hall, collect them to hold at the library, watch them grow into caterpillars and transform into butterflies!
We had a great time learning about their life cycle and lots of fun releasing the butterflies. We are glad to play a part in the preservation of these beautiful butterflies and to support them as they head out for their migration journey to Mexico. We released the last two of fifteen butterflies this afternoon.
A big thank you to Friends of Crestwood Library, Mayor Mike Spano, Commissioner Steve Sansone
of the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation, Yonkers Nursery Supervisor James Bonura, Yonkers Arborist Ralph Padilla, Devyani Mishra and Flora Steward of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Shayla Scott and daughter Hailey, Volunteers at Rockefeller State Park Preserve, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, for making this project a success.
Check out our photo albums on our Library Flickr account.
Crestwood Monarch Adventure 2021:
Pollinator Pathway Garden:
To read the Rockefeller State Park Preserve’s instructions for the Monarch Butterfly Project, go here.
To visit the Rockefeller State Park Preserve web page, go here.
To learn more about Monarch Butterflies, take a look at the materials below. They can be placed on hold and picked up at the library.