Learning From Home During Lockdown

Even though Stratford Butterfly Farm is temporarily closed it can still offer excellent opportunities for children of all ages and abilities to learn about tropical rainforest environments, the plants and animals that live within these habitats, the life-cycle of a butterfly and the Maya, an ancient rainforest civilisation!
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Stratford Butterfly Farm understands how challenging it must be for parents, teachers and children to maintain learning in these difficult times.

Find below downloadable resources to help support learning from home on the topics of: 

Lifecycle of a Butterfly, to include anatomy, habitats and minibeasts.

The Ancient Maya a Rainforest Civilisation, to include lifestyle, culture, religion, habitat, and number system. 

Discover the Maya a Rainforest Civilisation
Here are some extra ideas of how you can enjoy spending time at home with your family and learning in a more relaxed and informal style.
  • Peacock Butterfly © Adam McVeighPeacock Butterfly © Adam McVeigh

Recent studies have shown that being close to nature and spending time outdoors has long term benefits on the mental and physical wellbeing in both children and adults.

Use your daily walk to connect with nature by looking for caterpillars and butterflies and at the same time help Butterfly Conservation monitor butterfly numbers by recording your sightings.

Butterfly Conservation have developed a fantastic free app called iRecord Butterflies that guides you through the identification of any butterfly that you see in the UK and allows you to add your sighting to Butterfly Conservation’s national recording scheme. For more information and how to download the app follow the link below:

 https://butterfly-conservation.org/our-work/recording-and-monitoring/irecord-butterflies

 ‘Create your very own Nature Garden!’

Now that we are spending more time at home it’s the perfect opportunity to create a nature garden and attract all sorts of beautiful and interesting wildlife into your garden for you to observe and enjoy.

Download the resource below to find out which animals can benefit from a nature garden, how to make one and what you can do if you don’t have a garden of your own.

Create Your Own Nature Garden
  • Bug HotelBuilding a Bug Hotel!