Susie Vanderlip

Monarch Butterfly Citizen Scientist, Speaker, Author, Photographer and Videographer

Most anything you ever wanted to know about Monarch Butterfly Life is revealed in Susie Vanderlip’s books, movies (DVDs), and engaging and entertaining live presentations for children thru senior citizens. She combines Science, Imagination and Passion derived from raising and observing hundreds of Monarch butterflies in her garden. “The Story of Chester, the Monarch Caterpillar/Larva” book and DVD are in demand for Pre K thru 3rd grade classrooms to educate children on butterfly life cycle. She is a regularly sought after professional speaker on Monarch Butterflies for garden clubs, nurseries, museums, schools, women’s clubs and events for all ages. Her presentations are filled with amazing video, fun anecdotal stories, and real-life photos and video. In addition, Susie has turned her stunning photos of Monarch Butterflies, gardens and landscapes into a beautiful line of photo greeting cards and prints.

The Story of Chester

The Monarch Caterpillar/Larva

Science and Imagination merge in uniquely colorful and engaging books and DVD’s for children to learn about the life cycle of Monarch Butterflies, milkweed and saving Monarchs.

Monarch Butterfly Speaker

Citizen Scientist

Susie Vanderlip is passionate about Monarch Butterflies and shares on such topics as “Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Monarch Butterflies”, “Life Lessons Learned from Monarch Butterflies”, “How to Attract Monarch Butterflies to YOUR Garden” and more. As a professional speaker, photographer and videographer, her presentations are humorous, educational, entertaining and filled with delightful stories, anecdotes, photos and video enjoyed by children and adults alike. Susie brings to life the awe and wonder of Monarch Butterflies for audiences of all ages!

Teachers, parents and kids love what the Monarch Butterfly Citizen Scientist has to offer!

The Story of

Book and DVD

Filled with science of monarch butterfly life cycle told in a heartwarming story with exquisite and rare photographs.

Creating A


An amazing video of a Monarch caterpillar creating its chrysalis capturing the exact jaw-dropping surprising how it REALLY HAPPENS!

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle


Complete life cycle story through animated, narrated slides and videos that entertain and educate children ages 5-9.

Mr. Praying


An incredible video with amazing nature footage of a praying mantis eating a Monarch butterfly. Sounds gruesome – But it really isn’t!