Share Holiday Joy on the Wings of Butterflies
‘Twas the night before chrysalis and all through the cage, not a monarch was stirring, in any butter-stage!
Each day a new butterfly hatches feels like Christmas morning. Have you ever experienced the joy of raising magnificent monarchs? It’s an awe-inspiring experience for kids of all ages…
All the monarchs were hung on the ceiling with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there…
Monarch butterflies must have room to hang upside down for at least two hours after emerging from their chrysalides. This allows their wings to fully expand and dry so they can take flight!
But I heard him flapping as he flew out of sight, Happy Chrysalis to all, and to all a good night!
Fully dried butterfly wings aren’t strong enough to carry, say, a Christmas ball ornament…but they’ll help to elude predators, so be sure to give them at least 3 hours before you release butterflies back to nature.
This increases the odds they’ll survive to find a great butter-love and start a new generation of magnificent monarchs.