Several summers ago, I found a small patch of milkweed in a coulee south of Lethbridge. My colleague had just watched a documentary on monarchs and instantly recognized the fat, striped and hairless caterpillars that were munching the leaves. This tetra-flexagon shows the connection between monarch butterflies and milkweed. The second tetra-flexagon shows the connections between bison, fire, aspen, and fescue grasslands.
Flexagons are folded paper structures that transform from one image to another. Tetra-flexagons are easily made at home.
To print a copy of the Fescue Dance Flexagon, with instructions, please click here: Fescue Tetra Flexagon. Print the two images back to back on 11*14” paper, carefully lining up the borders. They are under my copyright, so if you wish to duplicate them for schools or groups, please contact me for permission.
Photo: Dana Bush