Butterflies are free

Students from A.J. McLellan Elementary in Cloverdale helped release 300 butterflies at the butterfly garden at Surrey Centre Cemetery.

Students from A.J. McLellan Elementary School in Cloverdale helped release more than 300 Painted Lady butterflies last Wednesday at the butterfly garden at Surrey Centre Cemetery.

Milana Cherry and other students from A.J. McLellan Elementary School in Cloverdale helped release more than 300 Painted Lady butterflies last Wednesday at the butterfly garden at Surrey Centre Cemetery.

The students raised and released the butterflies in partnership with cemetery staff, who maintain the garden. Butterflies are a boon to the garden, providing food for birds and wildlife, and helping keep greenery free of pests.