Sue McGovern: A Monarch Butterfly Farmer!
Do you see important connection with the role you play in our community and our future on this planet? Would you like others in our community to know more about your efforts?
“As a lover of the outdoors, I started raising monarch butterflies in our Park Ridge backyard in 1998 to show my young son what a joy it is to interact with nature. We planted milkweed and eagerly awaited the arrival of the females to deposit eggs upon the plants. We brought eggs inside to protect them from predators and watched caterpillars emerge a few days later. We fed the caterpillars milkweed leaves, cared for them until they turned into beautiful green and gold chrysalises, and released the magnificent monarchs when they emerged.
We have shared our method of raising monarchs with the community and have seen people turn into monarch advocates after learning more about these graceful creatures and their dependence on milkweed.”
Check Out Sue’s Blog: www.backyardbutterflies.com
Check Out Sue’s Book available through Sunbury Press, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon
Raising Monarchs: Caring for One of God’s Graceful Creatures
Have you ever wondered how to raise monarch butterflies? Author and butterfly farmer Sue Fox McGovern takes you through all of the steps from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. All of this can be done in your own backyard.
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