The Butterfly Garden is being relocated due to upcoming construction. Stay tuned for further information.
Whitehall School Butterfly Garden
This project began as a result of Mrs. LaMonanca attending a workshop entitled "Monarchs in the Classroom". She had previously raised caterpillars with her second grade class and wanted to expand the concept. After much research and study, Mrs. LaMonaca's class discovered the habits of these caterpillars as they grew into butterflies. One small idea has spurred an incredible task.
The Whitehall PTA, staff, students and members of our community have given a lot of ideas as well as their time and support for the garden. The Whitehall School Butterfly Garden Committee has begun making preparations for planning the garden as well as raising needed moneys to build the necessary components to support the butterfly garden and its winged visitors.
Barbara Olejnik, a landscape architect, donated her time and expertise to plan a garden that would incorporate more varieties of flowers that are known to attract not only Monarchs, but also other species of butterflies.
Steve Joseph of Joseph's Landscaping and Irrigation agreed to put in the pavers and stone to make the path that will run down the center of the garden.
The garden will be towards the back of the building by the children's playground and incorporate part of the center courtyard. It was necessary to place the butterfly garden site so that it was near a water source. A fence will need to surround the garden due to its proximity to the playground.
A booth will be set up at Williamstown's Main Street Fair. We will display a picture of our future garden, sell merchandise with garden themes as well as accept donations called "Butterfly Bucks". All proceeds will benefit the garden.