How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-By-Step Guide for Kids (How It Works) (Paperback)

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How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-By-Step Guide for Kids (How It Works) (Paperback)


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"A vivid and concise guidebook that anyone, not just educators or parents, would find beneficial in their butterfly-raising endeavors. Full of butterfly insights and mind-boggling facts, it offers something to learn for everyone. From finding caterpillars and avoiding common predators to tracking your adult butterflies by utilizing citizen science efforts, this book leaves no leaf unturned when it comes to raising your very own Monarch butterflies. Even gardeners would find this book useful, as it includes tips for creating butterfly-centric gardens."
-- Green Teacher

"Pasternak has written a clear, practical and family-friendly guide to raising butterflies, which includes plenty of compelling scientific information along the way and ends by explaining what we can do to save their habitat."
--Washington Post

"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 milkweeds
  • 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 waystation.

Carol Pasternak is a photographer, personal trainer and educator who raises Monarch butterflies with her family in Toronto, Ontario
Product Details ISBN: 9781770850026
ISBN-10: 1770850023
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: March 8th, 2012
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: How It Works