Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tagging Monarchs

This year, for the first time, monarchs reared by fifth graders were tagged.  We are hoping that many of them will be found in Mexico.

Too delicate for kids to do, adults spent lunch tagging and inventorying gender.

Tagged and released monarchs took their first sip of nectar from milkweed and butterfly bush flowers  in our pollinator garden.

Fifth graders watched and cheered:  "Go to Mexico."

Lots of excitement when an adult emerged from a chrysalis...leading to an impromptu version of Happy Birthday.

Kids chanted:  Are you one?  And giggled when they stopped at that age.

Hold still...can you spot the butterfly who mistook a shirt for a flower?

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