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Posts Tagged: rearing butterflies

No Fun Having a 'Hole in One'

Tachinid fly maggot crawls from a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's no fun having a "hole in one." No, not golf. A hole in your butterfly habitat. So, here it is September of 2016 and we're at home rearing monarch butterflies as part of our small-scale conservation project to help the declining...

Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 5:32 PM

Joy to the (Monarch) World

Female monarch has just eclosed. Next to her is a gold-studded jade-green chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the joys of rearing monarch butterflies. Not for commercial purposes. For conservation purposes. For a couple of months now, we've been watching the monarch caterpillars slowly disappearing from our milkweed plants.  We'd see fifth instar 'cats...

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 5:36 PM
 
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