Friday, September 30, 2016

Monarchs Thrive in the Oddest of Places

I bet you thought chrysalises would attach themselves to a plant...A milkweed or a butterfly bush. Something green or floral.  I did. However, Johanna and her student crews have uncovered them in the oddest of places.  

On a plastic compost bin.
A shovel in the compost area...

Underneath a piece of the chicken coop  to name a few.

More predictably, when fifth grade teachers released about 40 tagged monarch butterflies, they flocked to the nectar rich butterfly bush and mum plants in Pollinator Garden.  (Too rainy for kids to release.)

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