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By Gini Davis
The Creswell Chronicle 

Butterflies hatched by kindergartners fly away free


June 6, 2019

Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle

Teacher Cheryl Clancey gives one of the Painted Lady butterflies hatched by Creslane kindergartners a bit of encouragement before it flies into the nearby trees.

"Butterfly, butterfly, fly away. Butterfly, butterfly, have a good day," sang the students of Creslane kindergarten teachers Cheryl Clancey, Debbie Larson, Shawna Bradley and Nastalia Raines as about two dozen Painted Lady butterflies fluttered out of their mesh enclosures to settle on the grass nearby or in the trees at the eastern edge of the school grounds.

On May 31, the kindergartners stood in a big circle as their teachers released the butterflies each class had raised and hatched from caterpillars. It's an annual event at Creslane that allows students to learn about and observe the l...

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