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How do I tag a Monarch butterfly?  1. Using the tip of a toothpick gently remove the tag from the backing sheet. Do not touch the adhesive side as the oils on your skin could affect the longevity of the glue. Put the toothpick with the tag on it to one side.

How do I tag a Monarch butterfly? Using the tip of a toothpick gently remove the tag from the backing sheet. Do not touch the adhesive side as the oils on your skin could affect the longevity of the glue. Put the toothpick with the tag on it to one side.

Monarch Butterflies go crazy for Liatris ligulistylis. For about 5 weeks in August and early September I rarely go out without seeing two or more #monarchs. #liatris #butterfly_garden_plants

Butterfly Plants Suggestions for Monarchs and Other Butterflies too. Plant Butterfly Flowers for Nectar Fuel and Host Plant Ideas for Feeding Caterpillars.

CC Cycle 2 Week 5 Science Lots of info and activities listed for monarch butterflies including migration.

CC Cycle 2 Week 5 Science Lots of info and activities listed for monarch butterflies including migration.

Monarch Butterflies Booklet

I picked up this great booklet, Monarch Butterflies, at our recent trip to the Butterfly Rainforest . It is very informative and so pretty .

Monarch Butterfly,  (Danaus plexippus) is a common poisonous butterfly found worldwide. It eats milkweed in its larval stage and lays eggs on the poisonous milkweed plant. Monarchs have a wingspan of 3 3/8 – 4 7/8 inches (8.6 – 12.4 cm).

Supply List Suggestions for Raising Monarchs to Release for the Great Fall Migration- Raise the Migration

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar on Milkweed

Report sightings of migrating Monarch Butterflies. Journey North citizen scientists track monarch butterfly migration each fall and spring as Monarch Butterflies at Sanctuary in Mexico migrate to and from Mexico.

Helpful Tips for Creating a Monarch Butterfly Garden and Raising Monarch Butterflies

Meadow Blazing Star Attracts Monarchs from Miles Away and Gives Butterflies Energy for the Long Monarch Migration ahead.

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Butterflies, Moths, and Caterpillars

Raising butterflies, moths, and caterpillars is educational and fun for kids!

Monarch butterflies migrate 4800km from Canada to Mexico.  That’s like someone our size going 2 times around the world on our own power! Amazing! To visit other Fun Friday Facts click here!

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Monarch butterflies migrate 4800km from Canada to Mexico. That’s like someone our size going 2 times around the world on our own power! Amazing! To visit other Fun Friday Facts click here!

Liatris ligulistylis attracts masses of monarchs to butterfly gardens right around the time of the great monarch migration, an amazing spectacle to behold!

Liatris Ligulistylis Blazing Star- The Ultimate Monarch Magnet

Liatris ligulistylis attracts masses of monarchs to butterfly gardens right around the time of the great monarch migration.an amazing spectacle to behold!

From Florida to Minnesota, the bright orange blooms of Mexican sunflowers are a favorite lnectar source for magnificent monarch butterflies. More photos, video, info, and seeds...

Mexican Sunflower- Nectar Flower Favorite for Monarchs

From Florida to Minnesota, the bright orange blooms of Mexican sunflowers are a favorite nectar source for magnificent monarch butterflies. More photos, video, info, and seeds.

Raising monarch butterflies

Raising Monarch Butterflies at Home: Fun, Easy, Educational and Gratifying

Caterpillar | Monarch Butterfly Larva Video Clip: Caterpillar Feast

Monarch butterfly caterpillar video clip includes close-up and time-lapse images of monarch larva eating milkweed.

Calotropis Procera - milkweed tree. Great host plant for monatchs. click for link to growing information.

Calotropis Procera- Giant Milkweed Tree Monarch Caterpillars

Calotopis procera is a milkweed tree that is BOTH a host plant and nectar flower for monarchs. It's a perennial in warm regions and can be overwintered indoors in colder climates. The beautiful white and purple flowers bloom all season long.

How to be a Butterfly HERO! Save the Monarchs! Save the Pollinators! Get the kids involved!

How to be a Butterfly HERO

How to be a Butterfly HERO! Save the Monarchs! Save the Pollinators! Get the kids involved!