Sharon Yoss and her third graders at St. Sylvester watch Roger Schumacher of Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District demonstrate the care and feeding of monarch butterflies Wednesday, Aug. 29. Students in Switzerland of Ohio Local School District schools will get to experience the life cycle of the monarch firsthand thanks to the butterfly boxes Schumacher is bringing to the schools. Watch for updates as Soil and Water distributes butterfly boxes around the school district!Fair-goers marvel as monarch butterflies emerge from their cocoons at Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District’s exhibit at the Monroe County Fair Friday, Aug. 24. The Beacon donated some extra papers to line the floor of several butterfly boxes, which are being set up in Switzerland of Ohio Local School District schools for observation.

Butterflies fluttering to area schools this fall