My photojournal entries for the last nine days show how even when I resist the urge to amass a caterpillar condominium of mesh enclosures filled with monarchs and milkweed, I still get […]
How Saving Monarch Butterflies Prepares You for Covid
I got into raising monarchs by accident, but once I saw the many threats to this not-quite-endangered species, I purposely set about learning all I could to help keep their population healthy […]
My Time With Mona: Three Days Caring For A Dying Butterfly
by Arin Greenwood Three days ago I went outside my house in St. Petersburg, Florida, and found a butterfly struggling on my front path. She was flapping and trying to fly, but […]
Butterflies at Christmas, Indeed!
Today, December 24, I have 24 monarch butterfly chrysalises, one of which is about to eclose and become a #ChristmasEveButterfly any minute now. Today, I released three butterflies. Within five days, there should be a dozen more new butterflies– and then nine more butterflies after that. And that’s only what I have indoors.
It’s officially winter. At some point, this has to stop, right?
Butterflies at Christmas
I’m not going to make any New Year’s Resolutions this year. Do you want to know why? Because more than a month ago, I said I was going to stop raising monarch […]
Why Would You Start Raising Monarch Butterflies?
I’m not a morning person, but I get up early and go outside to my Florida back yard where the air is humid and heavy even before the sun comes up. I’m […]