Monarch Chrysalis Problems, Surprising Solutions, and Normal Development
This should be the simplest part of raising monarchs, but sometimes monarch chrysalis problems happen. Check out some surprising solutions to handle these pupation pitfalls to get your monarchs through the third stage of the butterfly life cycle.
Monarch Waystation Program
Monarch Watch is a cooperative network of students, teachers, volunteers and researchers dedicated to the study of the Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus and its spectacular fall migration.
Ideas To Grow More Milkweed In Continuous Growing Regions
Two of the biggest problems w/ supporting monarchs in continuous growing regions: How to grow more milkweed to meet demand while growing health butterflies
The Monarch Butterfly Host Plant: Milkweeds and How to Grow Them From Seed
There are many species of perennial milkweeds that can serve as a monarch butterfly host plant. Learn which are the best and how to grow them from seed.
What is Going On Inside a Monarch Chrysalis?
There is a lot of action going on inside a Monarch butterfly chrysalis. We assume that the inside is just 'mush' but it isn't mush. It is soft and tender and easily damaged. A large caterpillar already has wings - so to speak. They are called 'wing pads' and are already growing into wings. (Swallowtail caterpillars can be identified by the wing pads alone when the wing pads are viewed under special lights.) This freshly pupated Monarch chrysalis is labeled. Wings, proboscis, legs, eyes, and…
How to Attract Monarch Butterflies | Gardener's Supply
Monarchs are in trouble because of the elimination of milkweed that used to grow in farm fields. Grow a patch of milkweed in your backyard, which will provide food for monarch caterpillars.
How to Raise Monarch Butterflies
I’m pretending like I know how to raise monarchs for beginners when I’m really just a beginner myself. This is my first year *attempting* to raise monarchs and it happened purely by accident. I just happened to be outside ID’ing wild blackberries when I noticed a monarch mama flying around erratically. I immediately thought two...Read More
Care Tips for Baby Caterpillars- Raise Healthy Monarchs
Rearing baby caterpillars is easy, but only if you have a good raising system in place for growing them through the second stage of the monarch butterfly life cycle. Check out these tips to help you successfully raise baby monarch caterpillars...
As Dwindling Monarch Butterflies Make Their Migration, Feds Try to Save Them
The monarch butterfly is in trouble, and now the U.S. government is stepping in with Canada and Mexico to save the iconic annual migration.
Difference Between Male or Female Monarch Butterfly? See Butterfly Pictures...
Learn How to Spot the Differences between Male and Female Monarch Butterflies, and even with markings on their Chrysalides...
Where To Look For A Monarch Chrysalis In The Butterfly Garden
Have you ever seen a monarch chrysalis in your butterfly garden? If not, here are 50 places to look for them, including props you can put up to help them.