Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Monarch Story Update

A Minnesota monarch butterfly missed its hatching time and was caught in an early snow.   Jim brought the chrysalis inside, rescuing it from the freezing temperatures.  He fed and exercised it indoors for a month.  After a call for help on Facebook, photographer Jay Jay Peterson came to our rescue.  The monarch was carefully secured in a CD case (per Texas Monarch Watch) and was sent via FedEx to Jay Jay in Killeen, Texas.  Unfortunately, that same day brought tragedy to the Killeen/Ft. Hood area.  With our butterfly on its way, we hoped she would bring peace to Killeen/Ft. Hood.  Click on the monarch to view our story.

Slideshow produced by J Peterson/Photowave Photography.  Photographs by Jim Brandenburg and 

J Peterson/Photowave Photography.


  1. Beautiful story - thanks for sharing it with us!

  2. Jim,
    Amazing story and journey for a very small and delicate creature. My hat goes off to you, Jay Jay, and others involved in saving the life of one single Monarch.


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