"The Seeds of the Milkweed"
by Mrs. Hicks 2nd grade class, East End Elementary, Little Rock, Arkansas
Open daily, 9-6
The Seeds of the Milkweed is a delightful, rhyming story about the life of the milkweed seed and how milkweed supports the life of the monarch butterfly. Colorful artwork in the style of Eric Carle, and a cumulative tale structure, helps the reader remember the sequences of the plant growth and the monarch life cycle. The story begins along one of our woodland trails then winds up through our wildflower meadow where you can pause to observe the pollinators and look for monarch caterpillars, chrysalis and butterfly. They have been plentiful this year!! We have 3 kinds of milkweed growing in the meadow--common, swamp and butterfly weed.
The book pages will lead you to our Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom for fun, hands-on activities that help you learn more about milkweed, monarchs, and pollinators. Take some time to play in the mud kitchen, tree fort, music and sand pile. Visitors can walk our self-guided Tale Trails daily between 9 AM-6 PM.
ADMISSION is $5 per child; adults and infants are free. Online ticketing is not available. Pay when you arrive and put payment in the gray box on the Farm Stand porch (you'll find instructions there). Please enter both the number of adults and kids in our Log Book. Canterbury & Belmont residents can reserve a free pass from your local Public Library. Please leave your pass in the cash box.
Trails are not suitable for strollers. Wear good walking shoes, and be careful of slippery spots. Trails in the woods might be buggy. Please apply bug spray in the parking area--away from plants to protect our pollinators. We also sell Hazel Moon bug spray and balm in our Farm Stand if you didn't bring any repellent. Please leave pets at home.
We occasionally schedule private parties here and the pavilion and play areas will not be available during these times. Please check our calendar before your visit to check availability of the pavilion. Thank you.