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Homeschool Happenings

Calling All Homeschoolers!

Are you looking for somewhere new and exciting to take your homeschool student? The Education Team at Reeves-Reed Arboretum is excited to announce the first of our programs created specifically for homeschoolers: "Homeschool Happenings!" We've been working hard to create classes that cater to the needs of homeschool groups and families. Our lessons can be adapted to accommodate school-ag...

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The Monarch Miracle

When you see a Monarch butterfly flitting past, have you ever paused to think about that insect's remarkable life? Not many insects have as interesting a journey as the Monarch butterfly. This summer we had the opportunity to witness the beginning of this insect's amazing life. I'd like to share it with you.


This story really began early in the summer when a lone milkweed plant began growing outside the Stackhouse Education Center. Having studied Monarch butterflies in the past, ...

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A welcome visitor to the Square Foot Garden

Last year the Black Swallowtail butterfly was named the official State Butterfly of New Jersey. On September 14th as I tended the RRA Square Foot Garden, I was rewarded with the sighting of one of these beautiful butterflies fluttering about.


On close examination, I noticed that this butterfly was not on an excursion for nectar. In fact, it was depositing its tiny yellow eggs on the tops of the leaves of the carrot plants that we have growi...

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