Thursday, March 5, 2015

More Monarchs Released Within The last Week

We took some of this last batch of Monarch chrysali' up to my daughter's first grade class and let them release them when they came out.  According to their teacher, they thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  When I was delivering the chrysali' to my daughter's class, it amazed me how all the students in the hallway were enthralled by the caterpillars and chrysali'.  There's just something so appealing about butterflies.  It's hard to resist them. 

All totaled, they released 4 females and 2 males.  Additionally, we released one female here at home.  So, that's a total of 7 more Monarchs which brings our grand total of Monarchs raised and released to 2,084. 

There are 3 chrysali' left here at home in one of our pavilions.  Also, my son has a Pipevine Swallowtail chrysalis that should be emerging soon.  Hopefully, we can post some pictures of it too.

After Spring Break, we plan to do a milkweed activity with the students.  If all goes well, each student will have a milkweed plant to take home and plant.

Happy Monarching,

Caleb & Janae Warren