Butterflies (HM237R)

Location: Washington, DC 20019
Country: United States of America

N 38° 53.881', W 76° 55.672'

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The Magic of Metamorphosis

The butterfly is a diverse insect, found in many colors and sizes. It plays an important role in ecosystems, acting as a pollinator, a food source, and an indicator of the ecosystem's well being.

Fun Facts
· The butterfly starts life as a small egg that hatches into a caterpillar, which will shed its skin at least four times to grow.
· When the caterpillar is full grown, it becomes a pupa or chrysalis. It undergoes a transformation, called a metamorphosis, to become a beautiful butterfly.
· When it emerges, its wings are soft, so it must pump blood into them in order to move and fly.

Just for Kids!
Pretend you are in metamorphosis.
How will you change from a caterpillar to a chrysalis.
and emerge as a butterfly?
HM NumberHM237R
Placed ByPlaytrails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, November 26th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 332816 N 4307226
Decimal Degrees38.89801667, -76.92786667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.881', W 76° 55.672'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 52.86" N, 76° 55' 40.32" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4981-4999 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE, Washington DC 20019, US
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