My adventure in saving the monarch butterflies for the first time ever, in northern New Jersey. I planted tropical milkweed the year before and the seed pod busted open so I had hundreds fo baby milkweeds.

 

I only found out this year that the female likes to lay her eggs on young seedling so the caterpillar has a soft leaf to eat. I stopped counting when I reached 170 butterflies that I released.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To25YRKbKu8

 

 

Here's a better picture of the cardboard monarch caterpillar house that

I created to raised monarch butterflies summer of 2019

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