Our moderators on our facebook group linked below are experienced in rearing monarchs and happy to answer your questions https://www.facebook.com/groups/HowtoRaiseMonarchButterflies
This video explains and shows how I recommend you raise monarchs/queen butterflies in detail https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZE1rmWgJRg9i66i46
You can substitute tropical milkweed potted plants or stems instead of common milkweed stems
Craig's greatest accomplishment by far has been providing an educational, live butterfly experience, in all stages, to tens of thousands of Texas children. Our goal is to encourage children to support the conservation of the creatures we've been entrusted with. We've also taken the mobile sanctuary to many events.
Resolution on House floor presented and passed during the 84th session.
We attend regular Texas State Comptroller task force meetings on threatened and endangered species and advise the board.
We've spent the last 15 years performing community service and building relationships with elementary school administrators, teachers, and students. We've taken a butterfly sanctuary trailer full of plants and all stages of the life cycle of the Texas state insect, the monarch butterfly, to school campuses and community events. We've had over 35,000 children go through the sanctuary. In many instances we've provided plants for classroom rearing of monarchs for a science project. Bringing nature to the school saves schools the expense of off campus field trips and raising the butterflies in classrooms proves to be a memorable experience for the children.
Craig the Butterfly Man also represented the State of Texas as part of the International Tent at The Texas Outdoor Expo hosted by The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for the last two years.
We've perfected a simple ecologically and scientist approved butterfly hatchery system to demonstrate to citizen scientist how they can protect the stages of monarch butterflies. Citizens can raise butterflies in their house in a window and release healthy butterflies to further breed and multiply in the wild. Public gardens, like Riemann Gardens at Iowa State University, have worked to perfect raising techniques.
Craig is also the founder and administrator of the 6500+ member ""How to Raise Monarch Butterflies "" Facebook group promoting the planting of pollinator gardens with varieties of milkweed and nectar plants. Members bring eggs and caterpillars indoors to protect them from predators in a clean "popup" hatcheries where they raise and release monarchs into nature. This is the fastest growing group in the country participating in the conservation and expansion of the monarch butterfly population . Follow and join our group that includes thousands of monarch and pollinator educators and lovers. Please sign up for our FREE informative Newsletter.
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