Friday, September 29, 2006

Library Hatches Monarch Butterfly

Jeanette Mercure and Kathie Merlino hatched a monarch butterfly this fall. Roy Zartarian supplied the tracking tag. Jeanette collected the larva at her home in Harwinton, CT. She nursed many monarchs to life at her home. We all interested in her stories so she said she would bring one in to work. Kathie Merlino tended the chrysalis at her desk. Thursday Sept. 21 they released the new born monarch into the wild. It should be flying south now!

If you are interested in raising monarchs check out these websites.

Sharon's Monarch Butterfly Site

Butterfly Rearing

Education World's article on Monarch Butterflies: Join the Migration!


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