Monarch Butterfly Blog

  • https://www.carolina.com/teacher-resources/Interactive/case-study-the-impact-of-honeybee-populations/tr23950.tr?s_cid=em_honeybees_201902&bro_mid=72216971&bro_rid=0bc503e8000000000000000000000abb6da7&utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Read+the+Article&utm_content=02/27/2019&utm_campaign=2019+-+Feb+Wk4+-+Honeybees+Article&_bta_tid=411854622421392124768423788045605018536760818396169739603864134247665890346947025117565213096821698821  ...

  • Early spring (March) is a critical time to plant native nectar plants in your garden! Have plenty of flowering plants for monarch butterflies (and bees!) to feed on as they arrive after overwintering (semi-hibernating) either on the West Coast or down in Michoacán, Mexico! They......

  • Sources for NATIVE MILKWEED SEEDS here: Milkweed Seed Finder  ...

  • HOW TO CREATE HABITAT FOR MONARCHS (Monarch Butterfly Garden!) https://monarchjointventure.org/get-involved/create-habitat-for-monarchs/?fbclid=IwAR33U9mbombZgioq71AYL99hYFXJxOA0pp63X3YhbBkxsPl9CLuZxDw90TM Most current and accurate info!...

  • Watch as a monarch butterfly emerges (ecloses in scientific terms) from the chrysalis the caterpillar made on a succulent! https://youtu.be/bA0nWLBuYwE      Stunning, awing and beautiful to watch, all in real-time. What happens when it emerges (ecloses)? The monarch butterfly emerges after 2 weeks in......

  • Here are tips on 5 interesting behaviors of Monarch Butterflies including nectaring, basking, puddling, roosting and mating! Despite the development of many survival skills, monarch butterflies are in severe decline. Learning about their miraculous life cycle and behaviors motivates us all to do all we......

  • There Were 1 Billion Monarch Butterflies. Now There Are 93 Million. https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a23472939/monarch-butterflies-endangered-pesticides-climate-change/ A must-read article about how the iconic Monarch Butterflies have declined 98% in the last 20 years. Humans have caused it and humans must reverse it.  They not only bring awe, beauty and......

  • Welcome to all our wholesale customers that carry The Story of Chester, the Monarch Caterpillar/Larva products. We greatly appreciate that you share about monarch butterfly life cycle with visitors to your botanic garden, boutique, florist or market. So we’ve created a point-of-sale flyer for The......

  • Raised in my habitat from a young caterpillar, see the chrysalis the day the monarch butterfly will eclose (emerge). Then watch as I released her at the Coastkeeper Garden, and she took to her first flight! Lovely! Watch live action: https://youtu.be/FepL8JgN5nc ...

  • This beautiful female monarch butterfly was raised in my small cylindrical habitat. I brought the caterpillar/larva in from narrow leaf native milkweed when about 5 days old, 2nd Instar. Cut a small stalk with fresh leaves from the plant each day, placing the stem in......