butterfly habitat

Tiny Tim our “Special” Monarch Butterfly

Tiny Tim our “Special” Monarch Butterfly

Tiny Tim is our "Special Needs" Monarch Butterfly.  He is one of the five(5) of our second batch of sixteen(16) Monarchs.  More on the others later; this is Tiny Tim's Story. <img width="360" height="240" src="https://pelicanprose.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/IMG_1717-360x240.jpg" alt="Underdeveloped Monarch Butterfly" loading="lazy" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/pelicanprose.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/IMG_1717-scaled.jpg?resize=360%2C240&ssl=1 360w, https://i0.wp.com/pelicanprose.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/IMG_1717-scaled.jpg?zoom=2&resize=360%2C240&ssl=1 720w, https://i0.wp.com/pelicanprose.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/IMG_1717-scaled.jpg?zoom=3&resize=360%2C240&ssl=1 1080w" sizes="(max-width: 360px) 100vw, 360px" /> Good Morning and Happy 4th of July.  The day started off just as any other in the live of a Monarch Butterfly Rancher.  We have five(5) Chrysalis hanging in the "outdoor habitat" and five(5) in the "indoor habitat."  These fellas did not get the predawn start of their six(6) predecessors…
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Lazarus the Monarch Butterfly

Lazarus the Monarch Butterfly

I'm just an Egg <img src="https://pelicanprose.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/MonarchEggCloseUp-150x150.jpg" alt="Monarch Egg" width="150" height="113" />  One November day,  my mother places me on the underside of a Milkweed plant leaf.  Monarch Butterfly eggs are only laid on the Milkweed plant; however, there are around one hundred (100) varieties.  I am only the size of the head of a straight pin.  I will stay in my shell for one to five days (1-5).  I will begin to grow and develop.  As I grow, I will break out and the shell will become my first meal; as I will eat it before moving onto eating leaves.…
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Pinckard Monarch Butterfly Ranch

Pinckard Monarch Butterfly Ranch

This all started back in July; every year I try to spend quality time with my grandchildren. My Mother and I try to plan "grand adventures" so that we have quality time and make memories. This year, after our ocean cruise was cancelled, we took a week, traveled to Branson, MO, stayed at a "Dude Ranch" in Northern Arkansas. We day tripped to "Silver Dollar City" and another to ride the "Branson Scenic Railway" and a short visit to the "Butterfly Palace". We stayed at the ranch for quite time, relaxing, game-time, and horseback/trail riding. I tell you all of…
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