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Part 1 - 38 Monarchs Released! 15 More on the Way!

Dear Friends,

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

We've Rescued, Raised, and Released our first batch of monarchs, and none of it would have been possible without each and every one of our dear supporters! You're TERRIFIC!!!

Below are highlights of our journey so far.

June 8 Momma Monarch lays 80 eggs!
June 8 Momma Monarch lays 80 eggs!
The eggs are tiny - smaller than the head of a pin.
The eggs are tiny - smaller than the head of a pin.
Mason jars with sprout lids keep the leaves upright and hydrated until the next step.
Mason jars with sprout lids keep the leaves upright and hydrated until the next step.
80 airtight cups keep them safe until they hatch.
80 airtight cups keep them safe until they hatch.
Bug-proof monarch "castles" finally arrive. We divide our "babies" between them.
Bug-proof monarch "castles" finally arrive. We divide our "babies" between them.
On June 13th, the eggs begin hatching! (This image was taken in Texas in 2006)
On June 13th, the eggs begin hatching! (This image was taken in Texas in 2006)
On June 14th, all eggs have hatched. (This image was taken in Texas in 2006)
On June 14th, all eggs have hatched. (This image was taken in Texas in 2006)
The first meal is the egg itself. (This image was taken in Texas in 2006)
The first meal is the egg itself. (This image was taken in Texas in 2006)
Now the new caterpillars are transferred to swamp milkweed cuttings.
Now the new caterpillars are transferred to swamp milkweed cuttings.
These guys are munching machines!
These guys are munching machines!
They grow fast with plenty of fresh milkweed.
They grow fast with plenty of fresh milkweed.
Now we've switched them over to common milkweed, which has bigger leaves.
Now we've switched them over to common milkweed, which has bigger leaves.
Isn't he/she beautiful on common milkweed?
Isn't he/she beautiful on common milkweed?

  See Part 2 for more!

Thanks again!!

Dorothy & Leo

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