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Scenes from a rainstorm

The butterfly garden can be a place of extremes. One week the soil can be dry; the next week it can be under 5 cm of water. 

As the rain falls, it can either seep into the soil or run off to a lower point. We often design human areas to …

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May Showers and May Flowers

The final week of May brought rain after weeks of fairly dry weather. Four species of plants are blooming in the butterfly garden. Let's take a look!

Copper Iris

Most of the Copper Iris flowers have already faded, like the one immediately …

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The irises bloom

We have nine Copper Iris plants in the butterfly garden. Each one can produce multiple flowers. Only one of the Copper Iris plants produced a single flower in 2019; it was destroyed in a rainstorm within 24 hours. 

Copper Iris flower

Copper …

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Summer Days Wrap-Up


Oakhill Summer Days are officially over! Were you part of the fun? Check out everything we did in this quick wrap-up!

Over the course of 9 weeks, we had 60 camps for grades 1-8 and 3 early childhood camps a week!

We averaged 86 campers per week this …

Posted by in Summertime on Tuesday August 8, 2017
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Oakhill Interns- Henderson Engineers

On June 23, 2017, three of Oakhill's incoming eighth graders spent the day shadowing Henderson Engineers in Lenexa, Kansas. Below is an article written by Henderson's Communications Manager, Tyler Koonce, on the event. We are proud of our students …

Posted by in Middle School Years, Summertime on Monday July 3, 2017
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