Secret Migrations - Painted Lady Butterfly
Stream and color SECRET MIGRATIONS, a show on Curiosity Stream about migrations. There are four episodes I think, and I think this one is the fourth.
Curiosity Stream is a few bucks a month, but YES it’s worth it and NO they didn’t pay me to say that ;)
I hope you watch the show and that these pages help you in your journey to learn more about the painted lady butterfly and its migrating life!
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I made these pages specifically from this little show SECRET MIGRATIONS - the episode about the Painted Lady butterfly
Color Your Own Painted Lady Butterfly
Make this painted lady butterfly awesome in your own way. This is a fun one to work on while you stream Secret Migrations!
Enjoy coloring this page so much! The button to print it is just below the image.
You might also love some of my other free educational coloring pages
Some fun facts about the Painted Lady:
1. The painted lady isn't picky.
Unlike many butterflies that have certain host plants that they lay eggs on and that caterpillars eat --- the monarch butterfly host plant is milkweed --- the painted lady has been noted to have more than 100 host plants. Caterpillars will eat thistles, hollyhocks and legumes. It is sometimes called the thistle butterfly because it likes thistles.
As an adult, the butterflies enjoy nectar from many different flowers too --- thistles, asters, blazing star, ironweed, Joe pye weed and more.
2. They're found around the world.
Painted lady butterflies aren't limited to the U.S. or even North America. In fact, they are found on all continents except Australia and Antarctica. It is the most widely-distributed butterfly in the world.
3. Painted ladies are tougher than their name sounds.
Painted ladies migrate seasonally and can fly up to 100 miles per day at nearly 30 miles per hour. They don't stay in cold regions during the winter, but you might see them later in the season than monarchs because painted ladies can migrate so quickly.
4. They live in silk houses.
Some caterpillars like to stay covered as a protection. For instance, red admiral caterpillars live in the shelter of folded leaves. Painted ladies weave a tent-like structure from silk, and you can often see these fluffy shelter on thistles. THESE ARE FROM Dickins County Conservation Board READ MORE FACTS HERE
They're all around us, in the soil, our bodies and the air, but are often too small to be seen with the naked eye.
They provide medicines and food but also wreak havoc by causing plant and animal diseases.
According to the first big assessment of the state of the world's fungi, the fungal kingdom is vital to life on Earth.
Yet, more than 90% of the estimated 3.8 million fungi in the world are currently unknown to science.
"It's such an interesting set of organisms and we really know so little about them," says Prof Kathy Willis, director of science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which led the report.
"They're really weird organisms with the most bizarre life cycle. And yet when you understand their role in the Earth's ecosystem, you realise that they underpin life on Earth." READ MORE ABOUT FUNGI