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In early November, we wrapped up our Prairie Winds Butterfly House Project!

These beautiful creatures came to us as teensy caterpillars via USPS mail, no bigger than a spec! With the help from gardeners in our local community and Country Arbors, we raised them until they developed chrysalises and became gorgeous adult butterflies.

Since it was a bit too cold to release them by the time they were ready, RSC Sierra Shaw designed and built a 6’ tall custom enclosure which allowed our residents to safely and individually interact with the butterflies, one at a time.

Did you know you can hand-feed Monarchs? They have tastebuds on their feet and will get quite comfy on a hand that’s been dipped in sugar water!

Joanne and Sharon especially enjoyed this unique experience. Can’t wait to plant more milkweed for next year’s caterkids!