HOW TO RAISE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids
by Carol Pasternak
2012, 48 pages, 60 color photographs, maps, illustrations, glossary, index. Observing a Monarch butterfly as it transforms itself from a black, white and yellow caterpillar and emerges from a chrysalis as a vivid orange, black and white butterfly is among the most thrilling experiences that nature offers. Raising Monarch butterflies from eggs collected from milkweed leaves, or from caterpillars plucked from the plant, is made easy with the help of this detailed guide to locating and hatching this distinctive insect.
With more than 50 unique, close-up photographs readers will learn about the life cycle of the Monarch and how to encourage populations in their own backyards, with tips on which plants to grow, as well as the care and feeding of the caterpillars. The book explains what threats face Monarchs and how readers can help conserve the Monarch’s feeding grounds from encroachment.
The Monarch’s amazing story doesn’t end after it flies away as a butterfly. In the fall, Monarchs wing their way southward toward warmer climates in Mexico and California, and congregate in mass groupings in certain regions. The following spring, the amazing cycle begins all over again.
Paperback; 8 x 8″.
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