One of my nieces raises butterflies in captivity for her kids to learn about, and when they emerge from their chrysalis she lets the kids release them into the wild. This is crucial for our young ones to experience and will help nurture these children into environment-loving adults.
The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable and beloved insects in North America. With its bright orange wings and elegant flight, the monarch is a welcome sight in any garden. However, the monarch population has declined sharply in recent years, due in part to the loss of milkweed habitat.
Monarch butterflies released
In an effort to boost the population, many organizations now offer monarch butterfly release programs. Participants can purchase caterpillars, raise them to adulthood, and release them into the wild. While releasing butterflies into the wild may seem like a simple act, it can have a significant impact on the monarch population. By providing more adults for breeding, release programs help to ensure that future generations of monarchs will be able to enjoy our gardens and parks.
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Wonderful! I know someone here in Owen Sound who has been doing this also for the past few years, she’s had great success! She grows lots of milkweed on her property for them too! <3