Sadly, summer is ending. We raised a few monarch butterflies and released two or three this week.

Sep 05, 2019,05:47 AM

They have developed a strong appreciation of JLC. Thanks for looking, best, Tony

  login to reply

Comments: view entire thread


what a lovely pastime...

 By: cshimokita : September 5th, 2019-06:04
the butterflies... also the watches ; )

Nice watch, but one question begs to be asked

 By: Thomas_3 : September 5th, 2019-06:28
how do you "raise a Monarch"?

You begin by finding milk weed plants with an egg on it, and then you nurture it in a jar with milk weed until it develops a Caterpillar

 By: aperna : September 5th, 2019-06:40
From there it will continue to get larger until it develops into a chrysalis (cocoon)Turn into a beautiful butterfly, quite educational

Maybe someday you might want to take your grandson on an adventure to the Monarch breeding grounds

 By: cazalea : September 5th, 2019-06:58
As you probably know, the Monarchs you find on milkweed normally go south for the winter, all the way to Mexico. In 2016 I was fortunate enough to stumble across one of the Monarch breeding sites in California. It's right off Highway 1 - an easy walk from...  

Merci mon ami [nt]

 By: aperna : September 5th, 2019-11:10

Dear Doctor (or is it Dr., as in PhD?), In any case, greetings from Iowa where we, too, benefit from some of this yearly progression in the butterflies' lives.

 By: halgedahl : September 11th, 2019-09:15
I wanted to congratulate you on this post. Though the forum is scrupulously apolitical, the implications of such a celebration of the natural world cannot be denied. And well should it be celebrated and protected! I also wished to say that I have a friend... 

Thank you for your most kind words. Yes I am and MD. Have been practicing for a long time.

 By: aperna : September 11th, 2019-09:24
As a result you get a true appreciation of people, life and what really is important. I wish you well. It’s always a pleasure to view your comments and postings. Warmest personal regards, Anthony