Beginnings of the Monarch Project

Beginnings of the Monarch Project

Beginnings of the Monarch Project

This video is just a mashup of a bunch of random video clips of our son, Wyatt, but it has a few shots of one of our first "hatched' monarch butterflies, which Wyatt named "Cactus Flower."  The Monarch Project grew out of a birthday gift Wyatt received of a small hoop net cage and several caterpillars.  Watching them make their cocoons, transform and hatch into beautiful butterflies was very exciting.  After the caterpillars that came with the kit were all flying free as butterflies, Wyatt wanted to do more.  Our neighbor, Barbara, across the street had just the answer.  Barbara had landscaped her entire front yard to support pollinators and butterflies.  She told us she was particularly concerned about Monarch butterflies who were becoming increasingly endangered.  Fortunately, her landscaping was paying off and she located for us several monarch caterpillars, which we protected in our butterfly cage, watched transform, and then released to the wild winds.  Cactus flower was one of these.

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Beginnings of the Monarch Project
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Beginnings of the Monarch Project

This video is just a mashup of a bunch of random video clips of our son, Wyatt, but it has a few shots of one of our first "hatched' monarch butterflies, which Wyatt named "Cactus Flower."  The Monarch Project grew out of a birthday gift Wyatt received of a small hoop net cage and several caterpillars.  Watching them make their cocoons, transform and hatch into beautiful butterflies was very exciting.  After the caterpillars that came with the kit were all flying free as butterflies, Wyatt wanted to do more.  Our neighbor, Barbara, across the street had just the answer.  Barbara had landscaped her entire front yard to support pollinators and butterflies.  She told us she was particularly concerned about Monarch butterflies who were becoming increasingly endangered.  Fortunately, her landscaping was paying off and she located for us several monarch caterpillars, which we protected in our butterfly cage, watched transform, and then released to the wild winds.  Cactus flower was one of these.

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