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Bob Jones Nature Center’s weekly program allows younger children to explore nature.

With colorful nets in hand, youngsters went chasing butterflies at Bob Jones Nature Center.

The activity is part of the Babes in the Woods class for children 0-3 years of age, provided by the center.

The class first learned about the monarch butterfly and it’s migration habits south past Texas and into Mexico. After that the group went on a hike to see butterflies in the wild. The day ended with the children and their caretakers tagging monarchs to help scientist study their migration habits.

The group meets weekly and allows children to explore and learn about nature. Instructor Robin Swindle said children will learn about local flora and fauna.

“Kids are drawn to exploring the natural world around them,” she said.

Katia Murcia of Grapevine took her 3-year-old son Sayid Murcia to the class so he could play outside. He said he had fun catching butterflies.

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