Years ago, Kathy Bildner taught herself how to identify monarch butterfly eggs on her milkweed plants. Each spring through fall, in order to save them from hungry birds, spiders, parasites, etc. she brings the eggs indoors to go through their life cycle. When they become butterflies, she releases them in her yard.
At the September 5, 2014 Shaw Nature Reserve Fall Wildflower Market, Kathy delighted visitors to the Wild Ones education table with two monarch chrysalises.