Experience Butterflies at the Bronx Zoo
More than 1,000 butterflies make it feel like you're walking through a rainbow.
By Lindsay Guastafeste, Scholastic Kids Press Corps
In the Butterfly Garden, butterflies are flying everywhere. They are all different sizes and colors. I felt like I was walking into a rainbow.
I found out you can have a butterfly garden of your own. Growing the plants and flowers that butterflies thrive on can attract them to your yard and help the environment.
"Two years ago, I planted a butterfly garden and I have to tell you that every day, in fact even this morning, there were butterflies and bees buzzing around," said Linda Corcoran, a spokesperson for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Corcoran took Scholastic News Online on a tour of the Bronx Zoo in New York City. She talked to us about conservation and helping endangered species. "We have to learn how to live in harmony with the animals around us and how to just think a little bit more before we do certain things. I think that's one of the big issues."
Some bugs help us in our environment without us even realizing it.
"We are part of the web of life," said Sara Marinello, another spokesperson for WCS. "Everything from the water we drink to the gas we use in our cars to the wood that builds our houses to the metal on your bracesit's all from nature, and animals are part of what makes that cycle of life happen, so that's why it's important to people to help endangered species."