2020 Monarch Season one of the best ever
Updated: Jan 6
The past several years, we have provided monarch butterfly programs. This year was a good year for capturing monarch caterpillars, raising them to adults, tagging and then releasing them to the wild. We typically go into different classrooms or host after-school programs educating about monarchs. This year, because of the pandemic, we did things a bit differently. We were able to recruit a few young people to whom we delivered monarch caterpillars. We returned later to tag them. During this process, we did our best to provide monarch education to the young people and their families. During the season, we captured, raised and tagged almost 50 monarchs. During the monarch season, a homeschool family from outside of Cameron County requested CCOYA host a monarch program. The event was held at Andrews Farm one afternoon, was well received, and the family was very appreciative.