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Children’s Hospital patients release butterflies

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benf | 04/23/14

Patients at Children’s Hospital Central California walked into the courtyard Tuesday to see their month-old insect companions fly away.

“This feels so good!” said a grinning boy as he pulled off his mask and looked up at the sky.

He later admired one of more than 30 Painted Lady butterflies that were released after four weeks in captivity. His orange, black and white polka-dotted butterfly sat on a slice of orange as he held it for all to see.

The butterflies had been living in pavilions in the playroom at Children’s Hospital…


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