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Kids fascinated by Langley library-reared butterflies at the release party

Library butterflies set free Friday afternoon in Douglas Park.

PHOTO: Many families took part in the butterfly release June 24. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The Langley City library’s butterfly release Friday afternoon proved wildly popular as many library visitors had been monitoring the progress of the insects from caterpillars to painted lady butterflies.

The butterfly release June 24 brought out many families with children eager to meet the butterflies that have been living temporarily in a mesh cage.

The butterflies were released in nearby Douglas Park where there’s lots of flowers and plants for them.

Bugs are usually unwelcome guests in libraries where they cause damage to books but the Langley City public library is a temporary home to some soon-to-be butterflies.

PHOTO: Kieu Trieu, the library’s customer service rep for events, oversaw the release of butterflies at Douglas Park, showing the children the painted lady butterflies up close. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The tiny crawlers, 36 in all, were introduced to the community at a packed event June 3 at which 90 kids and adults learned about their lifecycles.

Kieu Trieu, the library’s customer service rep for events, said she’s already had requests do to butterflies next year or other insects, frogs and other amphibians and more, so she’s going to do some research about what kind of project the library could.

PHOTO: Arriz Malik held a piece of fruit with a butterfly sitting on it. The insect was feeding and stayed on the fruit long enough that he was able to show it to his sisters, mom and other kids attending the butterfly release. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

 

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