Raising $ for Spicebushes

8th graders raised money to buy spicebush trees for our campus. This winter and early spring we lost some trees in the severe storms. We thought it would be wonderful to plant the native spicebush trees, which will provide food for wildlife on our campus. The leaves of the spicebush are the host plant for the spicebush swallowtail butterfly, who only lays her eggs on these leaves. Birds feed on the spicebush berries and these little trees flower in late winter, providing us with beauty and color, when everything else is still brown. (Post by Dr. Lowry)