A Monarch Journey program brings a wealth of educational, fun and easy to understand information about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, (Danaus, plexippus) using a variety of media, including live caterpillars and butterflies. Students of all ages, and adults alike, benefit from the experience of seeing live caterpillars munching milkweed in a safe-for-the-caterpillar environment. Check out the program page for more information and fee schedule.
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For the next few months, the Monarch Journey website will be under construction. You can still browse all the web site pages and links, as well as download program info in PDF format.
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Check out Links to read about the monarch’s partial comeback in Mexico; to find resources for native milkweeds, to view monarch video and read “Trailing the Monarchs”, a series about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly written by teacher naturalist/art educator Loretta Shigo and published by the Bucks County Herald in 2009.
To come: Info on Monarch butterfly habitat. Be part of the journey - Plant Milkweed! How to create habitat in your own backyard, what to plant, how to look for eggs and cats (that’s short for caterpillars!) monarch parasites – who are they and what do they look like - photos of tachinid pupa cases. Links to my favorite websites about monarch butterfly health, habitat, and other educational fun stuff.
Photos and video taken at the California monarch overwintering sites and footage from Cape May Point, NJ monarch migration. Also, photos of measuring monarch wingspan, assessing body fat content and tagging butterflies during the migration.
NEW LINK! Milkweed, Monarchs and More - A Field Guide to the Invertebrate Community in the Milkweed Patch, by Ba Rea, Karen Oberhauser, and Michael A. Quinn.
This field guide is a must have for field and backyard explorations. Packed with lots of photographs, this “fit-in-your-back-pocket” book takes the guess work out of insect identification and provides a multitude of facts about the milkweed community.
Paperback: 4 1/2” x 6 1/4” 96 pages
You can order this book for $9.95 plus shipping and handling.