Winston Salem Monarch Butterfly Conservation | Food Selection Guide Released

The recently published book covers the entire process of raising healthy Monarch butterflies in a home setting and acts as a self-contained guide to conserving the species. The guide discusses some common mistakes, pitfalls, and helpful tips that those hoping to raise Monarchs at home can use to increase their survival rates.

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Being a passionate wildlife conservationist, Jeanne Megel has released her new book in order to help others preserve the Monarch butterfly population as she has been doing herself for years. The species was very recently added to the endangered species list due to a rapidly dwindling wild population, so this knowledge has never been more important.

Raising Monarchs requires special expertise in the species’ habits, diet, and habitat to be successful, which is why Megel has compiled her experiences here. Over the course of 8 years, she has developed guidelines on how to raise these butterflies in a standardized way.

The book contains information on everything from how to collect wild Monarch eggs, to food and equipment selection. “Raise Healthy Monarchs At Home” includes information on performing first aid on young butterflies, monitoring pupae, and properly releasing adult butterflies to ensure they are able to thrive.

Megel’s efforts to preserve the species work in tandem with other organizations such as the Cole Family Monarch Butterfly House at the Greensboro Science Center. This center, and others like it, have hosted people like Jeanne as part of a broader effort to educate the public on Monarch conservation.

Jeanne’s live talks feature the same information featured in the book but presented in a lecture format. With the release of her book, this knowledge is now accessible not only to those lucky enough to attend one of her classes but to anyone in the US as well.

About Jeanne Megel

Jeanne is a lifelong educator and a passionate conservationist, whose previous work saw her researching, interacting with, and informing the public about the lives and habits of sharks. Upon learning of the rapid decline of the Monarch butterfly, she relocated to North Carolina to better understand these creatures.

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