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Making butterflies at Maire

By: Maria Allard | Grosse Pointe Times | Published October 22, 2015

 Maire Elementary School student Olivia Bachert and members of the Maire Girl Scout troop created a monarch waystation in Grosse Pointe.

Maire Elementary School student Olivia Bachert and members of the Maire Girl Scout troop created a monarch waystation in Grosse Pointe.

Photo provided by Sarah Neely

GROSSE POINTE — Last year, Girl Scout Troop No. 75314 at Maire Elementary School in the Grosse Pointe Public School System created an official monarch waystation to help monarch butterflies.


“We overhauled our garden, and the monarchs loved our garden all summer. In fact, over 180 monarch eggs were found in the garden, raised by hand and released,” Maire second-grade teacher and troop leader Sarah Neely said in an email. “We need to get the word out about the importance of planting milkweed.”


There are seven girls in the troop. The last of the monarchs were released earlier this month.


“They have to fly over 2,000 miles to their wintering grounds in the mountains of Mexico,” Neely said.


The Girl Scouts are working to earn the Bronze Award, which is the highest Girl Scout award a Junior can receive.