We have three Monarchs left to emerge from this second batch. One of them is hanging from a nail in our Mud Room. (see photo below.) Additionally, we have three Queen butterflies that we are looking forward to seeing emerge from their chrysalises. This will be a first for all of us.
There are several eggs on our Milkweed plants that one of our females laid. So, batch three will be up and running in a few days. My current operation is much smaller that what I used to do in Georgia, but we are having fun with it.
I first began raising Monarchs in spring 2005. In a span of three years, I raised 2000 Monarch butterflies. Then, due to health problems, I was unable to raise any for the next two years. Man did I miss it. This Spring, I started again, and as of today, we have successfully raised 17 butterflies so far this year. Thus, my grand total is currently 2017 Monarch butterflies and counting. Please feel free to write my with your success stories in raising Monarchs. I'd love to hear from you.
Caleb & Janae Warren