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{Butterflies Emerging!} A great collection of photos showcasing the different stages of a butterfly! #CampSunnyPatch

Butterflies Emerging! | Creekside Learning

Caterpillar/Butterfly cage - two cake pans, wire mesh, glass bottle to keep host plant fresh, foil around top of plant to keep them from falling in the jar. Cool!

Caterpillar/Butterfly cage - two cake pans, wire mesh, glass bottle to keep host plant fresh, foil around top of plant to keep them from falling in the jar.

This is my Monarch rearing tent. It is 4 feet tall and I can fit the whole potted plants inside.

One of the biggest mistakes you can make raising monarch butterflies is choosing the wrong caterpillar cage. Here are 3 cages we use for a survival rate

A Quick Guide to Monarchs from Mass Audubon

Monitoring the Monarch Situation

The Case of the Missing Monarchs, which we reported on last summer, continues. For the second year in a row, observers are noting very few of these beloved bright orange fixtures of summer.

Butterfly House: Raising butterflies is a wonderful project. And it is pretty easy to do. You can buy a habitat for your butterflies or you can easily make one with a few simple materials. In this tutorial I show you how to make a nice little observation habitat out of a cardboard box, some screen and some masking tape. Pretty much as simple as that. After that you just need to get your caterpillars! There are lots of different ways to make a butterfly house. [click for how-to]

we're making a butterfly habitat today. not from a cardboard box, although this is a great idea. we're using a plastic container. if you have citrus trees in your or someone you know's yard the giant swallowtail caterpillars are on the prowl.

MONARCH BUTTERFLY WATCH! The Journey North has just begun! It lasts from March until June. Sign up, report your sightings. Wonderful project to do with your children. Save one of nature's most precious gifts from habitat destruction by Roundup & GMO crops.  Sign up and report here: www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch/SpringWatch.html Order free milkweed seeds here: www.livemonarch.com/free-milkweed-seeds.htm (make a small donation if you are able)

Journey North citizen scientists track monarch butterfly migration each fall and spring as monarch butterflies migrate to and from Mexico. Watch for Migrating Monarch Butterflies.

Here is what the kitchen can look like during the busy season…. there are 32 cages here with 25 - 50 cats per cage - you can do the math.

Here is what the kitchen can look like during the busy season…. there are 32 cages here with 25 - 50 cats per cage - you can do the math. Michigan Butterfly Farms-- our Monarch Supplier.

Great idea for a butterfly enclosure. Keeps caterpillars and chrysalis safe from birds and wasps.

I need this now that I am raising Monarchs! Great idea for a butterfly enclosure. Keeps caterpillars and chrysalis safe from birds and wasps.

The Monarch: An Infographic | The Orkin Ecologist#EEKologis

Please note: picture shows viceroy NOT a MONARCH! Please consider contacting Orkin to edit this graphic!

If you've ever dreamed of owning your own tabletop biosphere, or looking for a fun project either to display in your home or give as a gift, look no further

DIY Tabletop Biosphere

If you& ever dreamed of owning your own tabletop biosphere, or looking for a fun project either to display in your home or give as a gift, look no further. Here are some resources to creating your own living biosphere .

Homemade Butterfly Habitat- a little difficult without manly assistance, but holds up better than the nets...and just looks plain cute!

Homemade Butterfly Habitat- a little difficult without manly assistance, but holds up better than the nets.

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