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Campus School 2nd graders Hedwig Dodds, Amaria Anderson, Sofia Amis and Willow Mullins catch a stray butterfly during the University of Memphis Earth Day Event at U of M's Urban Garden on April 18, in Memphis, Tenn.
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This story was originally published on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:19 AM EDT