Each fall millions of monarch butterflies migrate from Canada and the eastern US to central Mexico.
"The monarch is the only insect that migrates like this," says John Drummond, General Biology Laboratory coordinator at Lafayette College. To celebrate the monarch's migration, the Gertrude B. Fox Environmental Center at Illick's Mill partnered with WDIY to hold a Butterfly Bash followed by a sold out Butterfly Ball in the evening.
The cold temperatures and predicted rain Otc. 7 didn't stop approximately 50 cyclists from leaving Northampton Community College on rides of 50, 68 or 103 miles. They were participating in the recent Lehigh Wheelman Association's 37th annual Gap Gallop Century.
In previous years, the ride averaged around 300 riders.
"I'm sure the weather had something to do with it," said Geoff Rogers, VP Touring for the association. He added that there are several other cycling events in the area that all ended up on the same weekend.
Approximately 900 students filled the auditorium at Bethlehem Catholic High School recently to listen to Judy Meisel, human rights activist and Holocaust survivor, answer questions. The assembly included all of Bethlehem Catholic HS students as well as junior high and Honors World Cultures students from Notre Dame HS.
Meisel, a native of Lithuania, along with her mother, brother and sister were incarcerated at the Stutthof Concentration Camp during World War II. She and her siblings survived and reunited. She has dedicated herself to promoting peace, understanding and tolerance.
The summer CHOICES Engineering Camp is a chance for women engineers from Lehigh University's P C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science to share their interest and knowledge with middle school-aged girls. The camp took place in mid-July at Lehigh University.
This is the 28th year for Southside Ministries Vacation Bible School, which met July 9 through 20 at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity. The free program was open to anyone in preschool through eighth grade. Participants could attend any one or all of the sessions.
The evenings began with a brief biblical story and discussion lead by one of the churches in the ministry. Then, participants rotated through four stations each evening.
Bethany United Church of Christ held its vacation Bible school July 23 to 27. The theme for the week was "Babylon - Daniel's Courage in Captivity." Participants chose from a selection of costumes that they could mix and match each evening.