Aspen Tree Donation from Miller Family
This Aspen Tree has been donated to the Schoolyard Habitat by the Miller Family. It was done in memory of Nevalyn Miller, their Mother, Grandmother and a Teacher of many years at Gardnerville Elementary School.
Thank you to the Miller Family for the wonderful tree, our planters the students of 3G and 5J's classes and Mr. Petite and Mr. Beronio and the Kahabka Family from Plant It Nursery for delivering it for us.
Butterfly Miguel in the Habitat
In the Spring of last year our GES 1st grade students planted Milkweed plants in the Schoolyard Habitat. Those plants grew tall and strong. During late summer a monarch butterfly laid an egg on the underside of one of those milkweed leaves. The egg hatched into a tiny larvae and was found by students in Mrs. Morgan’s 5th grade class while doing a lesson in the habitat. We collected the larvae and Mrs. Gansberg’s Kindergarten class named him Miguel and cared for him until he hatched into a Monarch butterfly. We then tagged and released him into the Schoolyard Habitat. We hope that he will get strong and have a safe migration from over the mountains to the Monterey Bay area. Fly well Miguel.