A friend with a lovely garden just loaded with milkweed would like help this summer raising Monarchs. She is located in the Annisquam area. Last year Jane had so many eggs and caterpillars, she had a real time of it trying to take care of all. This year promises to be as good as, if not better than, last year.

If you would like Monarch eggs and information on how to take care of the eggs and caterpillars, please comment in the comment section, and we will provide you with Monarch babies!

Raising Monarchs with kids is the best!

Quick snapshot of Jane’s garden



  1. Cheryl McKeough

    Hi Kim, I would love to share this experience with my grandchild, and I’d be happy to come to Annisqam if your friend has any eggs left! Thanks for your lovely blog. Cheryl

  2. Bill Thoms

    Hello, I’m letting milkweed come up in my Lanesville garden and would love to host a few caterpillars. Text me more info. 978-290-6806

  3. Kim Smith

    Dear Friends,

    There has been more interest than anticipated in Monarch eggs. Thank you to everyone for writing!

    At present, Jane has over 100 caterpillars in her kitchen terrariums. These will become butterflies within the month, and each female that emerges will lay between 300 to 700 eggs. I’ve compiled a list of everyone who left a comment. We are thrilled and grateful readers are so interested in helping raise Monarchs this summer. I will contact all as soon as Jane has a new batch of freshly laid Monarch eggs.

    In the meantime, I am going to type up some FAQs. I also suggest using a glass rectangular fish tank/terrarium, with a fitted screen top, for rearing the caterpillars. If you don’t have one, they are available at our local pet stores. Also, a package of cheese cloth. Along with a plentiful supply of milkweed, that’s all you will need.

    Thank you again and we’ll be in touch. <3


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