Monarch Journey

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The Midland School

Butterfly release in the student maintained Midland School garden.

Monarch Journey had the honor of presenting at The Midland School in Branchburg, NJ September 24th & 25th, 2008. Loretta was there for two days of programs showing live caterpillars and butterflies to the students. It was with delight that Loretta met with Mary Dee Atkins, Coordinator of Assembly Programs. Mary Dee had Monarch Journey set up in a beautiful naturally lit “great room” where Loretta had two caterpillar towers with chrysalis’s, three or four containers with live munching caterpillars, a huge bucket of fresh milkweed and a butterfly tent complete with nectar flowers and fruit for the resident butterflies. The student and teacher response alike was awesome to the life cycle DVD, the critters, the lively question and answer periods that followed and most exciting of all, the emergence of a butterfly just before the first class arrived, and the release of the butterflies at the programs end in the student maintained garden on campus. Loretta will be sending Mary Dee and her students milkweed seeds to plant in their garden for the upcoming return of the Monarchs in 2009.