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How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids

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How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids

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5/5 (2 valutazioni)
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102 pagine
17 minuti
Pubblicato:
Mar 8, 2012
ISBN:
9781770857247
Formato:
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"The breezy and down-to-earth text ... nicely communicates the wonder ... Especially effective is the eight-pictured depiction of the development of the caterpillar into a chrysalis."
--School Library Journal

Observing a Monarch butterfly as it transforms itself from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly is among the most thrilling experiences that nature offers. Raising Monarch butterflies is made easy with the help of this detailed guide.

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies explains what threats Monarchs face today and how readers can help conserve the Monarch's feeding grounds from encroachment. Revel in one of the most remarkable miracles of nature.

This updated edition contains:

  • More than 40 new colorful and detailed photos
  • More secrets to help you find eggs and caterpillars
  • Instructions on how to feed a monarch and more details on their care
  • Expanded information on varieties and propagation of milkweed
  • New page on the diverse insects in the milkweed patch
  • New suggestions for starting a butterfly garden, including a large photograph of an outstanding Monarch Way station.
Pubblicato:
Mar 8, 2012
ISBN:
9781770857247
Formato:
Libro

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by Carol Pasternak

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Introduction

The Amazing Monarch

If you whisper a wish to a butterfly, then give it its freedom, the wish will be taken to the Great Spirit and granted. — Native American Indian legend

The monarch butterfly is one of the world’s most beloved insects. Majestic and beautiful, the monarch displays its distinctive orange and black markings as it glides by with outstretched wings. It doesn’t bite, sting, carry disease, or eat our vegetables. It seems to exist just to delight us.

For some, monarchs are a sure sign of summer’s arrival. For others, they are a symbol of good luck — released at weddings to send the happy couple on its way. Monarchs have also become an enduring symbol of transformation and hope. Imagine … a pudgy, wormlike insect crafts an exquisite chrysalis and is reborn less than two weeks later as the most beautiful queen of them all. 

Even after its remarkable birth, the monarch continues to intrigue. The idea that this tiny wonder, weighing less than a dime, can take off and fly more than 2,000 miles (3,200 kms) to a place it’s never been is simply fascinating. No wonder we are still searching for clues as to what guides this incredible journey. 

You can be a part of the monarch miracle. Do you know you can actually hold a newborn monarch in the palm of your hand? Can you imagine watching its first flight? The best way to experience these thrills is to raise a monarch yourself.

You will love your new hobby. You’ll know the joy of caring for a pet and watching it grow, and, when it’s ready, you’ll set it free to begin its life in the wild. This book will show you how. Before you get started, though, let’s meet the

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  • (5/5)
    This basic guide is helpful for novices of any age.
  • (5/5)
    Using full-color illustrations and straightforward text, this book shows children (and adults by proxy) how to care for monarch butterflies. It explains their life cycle, where they lay eggs, what they eat, and more in clear and concise language. Whenever scientific terms are used (e.g., eclose, frass, pupa, etc.), they are defined in simpler words. I do think it would have been helpful to explain a little better that caring for monarchs is not actually the same as having a pet; this is a process to help a nearly endangered species survive and thrive rather than a means of domestication and comfort. Overall, this book is a great primer for families or classrooms interested in helping to raise monarch butterflies for release into the wild. I would suggest that those serious about doing so also look into further resources. Although this is definitely a great starting place, I think that anyone handling live animals should have as much information as possible to ensure every living thing's safety.