Minneapolis Woman Is Raising 400 Monarch Butterflies in Her Home

Another link from Kieron — and as he says, “Another signpost.” My garden is an official Monarch Waystation, but this woman takes things to a whole new paradigm. I can’t post this due to copyright; however, the link is well worth a click, and the video’s a must see:

http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-woman-is-raising-400-monarch-butterflies-in-her-home/322304761/

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG on August 20, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Reblogged this on Aussiedlerbetreuung und Behinderten – Fragen and commented:
    Glück, Auf, meine Heimat!

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  2. Posted by Sky on August 21, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    When I lived in Huntington Beach, CA there was a eucalyptus grove where monarchs would hang together in great drooping heaps from the branches. The heaps were composed of hundreds of monarch butterflies clinging on to each other and hanging in 8 ft heaps from the branches. It was incredible to behold.

    Growing up, there were always plenty of monarch butterflies in spring and summer. Now you hardly see any.

    Milkweed is the only plant Monarch butterflies eat. I had already thought of planting milkweed to help the monarch butterfly. Here is a foundation that is distributing milkweed seeds along with specific information about how to successfully germinate them:
    http://www.saveourmonarchs.org/about-us.html This organization is based in Minnesota, but seeking people all over the US to help save the Monarch butterfly. This might be a very worthy science project for our kids this year to learn about the Monarch butterfly and then take an active part in helping to save them. Save Our Monarchs gives free seed packets to schools, they might also give them to homeschoolers. We can write and ask. Families can also purchase 100 packets of seeds for a $25 donation, sell them for $1 each to others, then donate the profits to the SaveOurMonarchs Foundation to help fund more seed packets for other people to plant. The SaveOurMonarchs Foundation also supports the work of the Monarch Butterfly Foundation below.

    The Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation
    http://www.learner.org/jnorth/sm/aboutmbsf.html is working to preserve the Oyumel forest where Monarch butterflies spend the winter each year. This is another important piece for saving the Monarch butterflies. The Sanctuary Foundation has many teaching resources for learning about Monarch butterflies.

    Please thoughtfully consider and pray about whether your family would like to do something to save the Monarch butterfly. Trivia note: Butterflies were originally called “flutterbyes”. Someone’s slip of the tongue, resulted in the use of the word “butterfly” instead.

    Just some thoughts as the Monarch butterflies just started their migration south to Mexico on Aug 19th.

    Sky

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  3. Thank you, Sky!

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  5. Hi Doreen, I’m not sure if you meant to link to this post instead? https://laurabruno.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/stirring-the-hornets-nest/ (It’s the one from which that quote comes.) Many blessings either way! The monarchs can certainly use all the help they can get!

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