Making Nectar

Butterflies do not obtain their nutritional needs through traditional means.
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They possess a long, narrow tube in their mouth called a proboscis that acts as a straw for drinking.
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The most common form of acquiring nutrients is by gathering nectar from flowers.
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Using their proboscis, they suck the nectar out of the flower.
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To help you little one understand how this works, we created our very own nectar with sugar and water.
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We then used straws to enjoy to our delicious treat!
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Young children are able to grasp new information more readily when they are able to recreate what they are learning.

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