Growing Butterflies

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My Butterfly Resume

I’ve been raising Monarch butterflies in the Upper Midwest for seventeen years.

This page is for everyone who has ever asked me how I go about that or how they might go about that, or for anyone who may find Monarch raising details helpful or just interesting. I’ll keep adding info here as it occurs to me. 

Raising Monarchs in 5 Easy Steps:

Step 1: Grow Milkweed.

Step 2: Collect eggs or caterpillars or both!

Wait! How many eggs or caterpillars should I bring in?!?

Step 3: Feed the caterpillars clean Milkweed.

Step 4: Keep an eye on the Chrysalides.

Step 5: Release the butterflies!