Landscapes, Trees, and Plants
Wildlife
Participants
75
Hours
50
People Served
200

What is your wish for this project?

We want to care for and raise Monarch caterpillars, and share the knowledge and experience if how to do it with other families and community members.

How did it go?

All summer long, we collected monarch caterpillars and eggs, and raised them at home. When they formed into chrysalis, we carefully removed them from the nursery, and hung them on a coat hanger outside. We learned from a mistake last year to keep emerging butterflies away from the caterpillars. We took the caterpillars to the park and home school events, girl scouts, gave them away to neighbors, and met up with friends to look for eggs. The children made statements about their experience and pla...read more