Hillbrook in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Magic of Metamorphosis
The butterfly is a diverse insect, found in many colors and sizes. It plays an important role in ecosystems, acting as a pollinator, a food source, and an indicator of the ecosystem's well being.
• The butterfly starts life as a small egg that hatches into a caterpillar, which will shed its skin at least four times to grow.
• When the caterpillar is full grown, it becomes a pupa or chrysalis. It undergoes a transformation, called a metamorphosis, to become a beautiful butterfly.
• When it emerges, its wings are soft, so it must pump blood into them in order to move and fly.
Just for Kids!
Pretend you are in metamorphosis.
How will you change from a caterpillar to a chrysalis
and emerge as a butterfly?
Erected by Playtrails.
Location. 38° 53.881′ N, 76° 55.672′ W. Marker is in Hillbrook, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue Northeast and 51st Street NE, on the right when traveling east on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue Northeast. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance National Training School for Women and Girls/ Nannie Helen Burroughs (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Day at the Picture Show (was about 600 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Watts Going On (about 600 feet away); From Rural to Residential (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lederer Gardens (approx. ¼ mile away); A Whirl on the Ferris Wheel (was approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing. ); From Gardens to Garden Apartments (approx. 0.3 miles away); With These Hands (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillbrook.
Categories. • Animals • Environment •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.