“Class Dismissed” for BrewNSpew Café word of The week – Butterfly – July 10 2019

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Word of the week – butterfly (noun) –

1) any of numerous slender-bodied diurnal lepidopteran insects including one superfamily (Papilionoidea) with broad often brightly colored wings and usually another superfamily comprising the skippers.

2) something that resembles or suggests a butterfly especially: a person chiefly occupied with the pursuit of pleasure.


CLASS DISMISSED!

“Today class, we’re going to talk about the

mating habits of the common butterfly.”

“They mate?”

“Mr. Smith! Please keep your thoughts to

yourself unless prompted to do so.”

“Yes Miss Virginia.”

“All species mate, by the way.”

“I hope so.”

“Mr. Smith!”

“Right Miss Virginia.”

“Now. We all know they pollinate flowers. This allows the flowers to grow and create seeds. Butterflies are particularly fond of oranges, grapefruits, cantelope, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, kiwi, apples, watermelon, and bananas.

Put your hand down. Mr. Smith.”

“But!”

“No buts. Just do as I say.”

“Yes Miss Virginia.”

“Adult butterflies drink nectar from blossoms on flowering plants. Butterflies use a long proboscis to reach deep into the bloom to get at the nectar. The proboscis, which is a part of their mouths, works like a long straw that butterflies curl into a spiral when not using.”

“Mr. Smith! If you don’t have to use the little boy’s room

I’d put my hand down.”

“Yes, Miss Virginia.”

“Butterflies reproduce the way other animals do — sperm from a male fertilizes eggs from a female. Males and females of the same species recognize one another by the size, color, shape and vein structure of the wings, all of which are species specific.”

“FINE! What is it that you find so utterly important Mr. Smith.”

“Well. My sister was at a butterfly house and she cut herself and a butterfly sucked all the blood up and when she was crying it sucked up her tears too and the guy said they love leftovers and even eat dead bodies! And poop he called rotting flesh and….”

“MR. SMITH! That will be about just enough!”

“But.”

“Yesssssssssss”

“I’ve been trying to tell you. There’s a huge butterfly on your leg!”

“CLASS DISMISSSED!!!

©J.E.Goldie July 10, 2019


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Monarch Butterfly, the only butterfly of the family Danaidae (order Lepidoptera) found in Canada. Because of its migratory habits, it is possibly the best-known, most publicized migratory butterfly. Found in every province and territory, it is only numerous where the host plant milkweed (Asclepias spp.) grows. Its large size, orange and black coloration and slow, sailing flight make it a familiar butterfly of such areas.

Migration

The spring migration northwards into Canada is accomplished by the progressive advancement of individuals of successive generations. The legendary fall migration southwards is undertaken by adults of the final summer brood. Monarchs born W of the Rockies overwinter in California; those from central and eastern N America in central Mexico. After 40 years of research, the first Mexican wintering site was discovered in 1974 by Frederick Urquhart of U of T.

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/monarch-butterfly

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Jen Goldie

"Life is made up of small comings and goings and for everything we take with us, we leave a part of ourselves behind" - Summer of 42

28 thoughts on ““Class Dismissed” for BrewNSpew Café word of The week – Butterfly – July 10 2019”

  1. I love your fun poem and had a feeling the finale was going to be interesting! Also, I enjoyed your sharing information on the Monarch. Brilliant post, Jen, and thank you for joining the challenge. 😉

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