The Girl Who Drew Butterflies @ Portola Valley Library

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Learn about the art of Maria Merian, a young woman who changed the way people see caterpillars and butterflies. In 17th Century Europe, many people held superstitions and caterpillars and butterflies, even seeing them as evil. Maria Merian was a young artist who’s beautiful drawings and keen eye for science inspired people to recognize the beauty of small creatures.  Meet live bugs, including caterpillars up close and create your own butterfly art inspired by Maria.