WSHS Zoology class studies butterflies at nearby nature preserve
In previous years, Westerville South High School science teacher Dennis Lackey took to the high school’s practice fields in search of butterflies for the first unit of his Zoology class.
This year, he and his students spent Thursday afternoon at the Boyer Nature Preserve, an 11-acre park with a small pond that is a short walk from school. The preserve is home to a variety of animal species and more than 200 plant species.
“I wanted to not only show them what an incredible resource there is 12 minutes from our school but also get a chance to have them get in nature,” he said.
The group came equipped with butterfly nets, binoculars and glass jars to observe the butterflies before releasing them back into the preserve. Lackey plans to host other field trips to study birds and frogs and toads at the park.
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