I wrote a while ago about Norfolk Botanical Garden's Mission Monarch -- a project designed to highlight the recent decrease in monarch butterfly populations and educate both kids and adults about ways to protect them. As part of Mission Monarch, NBG has erected a 600-ft Monarch Migration Flyway to illustrate the incredible journey that the butterflies undertake when they migrate to Mexico each year. The trail runs between the WOW Children's Garden and the Butterfly House, and is a nice walk for a little one. There's even a scavenger hunt you can complete to earn a prize (handed out at the front desk in the Information Center).
Anouk loves butterflies, especially after last summer's Pollinator Protection Project, and really enjoyed the Monarch Flyway. We started at the sign for Norfolk, Virginia, and followed subsequent signs to the butterflies final destination. Along the way, we learned more about the life stages of the butterfly, crawling like a caterpillar and zipping herself into a life-size "chrysalis."