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Airlines Offers Free Ride to Tardy Butterfly

Airlines Offers Free Ride to Tardy Butterfly

Feb 24, 2013-- Each year "thousands of Monarch butterflies begin to emerge from their cocoons and gather en masse in South Texas, storing up energy for their seasonal migration into central Mexico. In late September, butterfly enthusiast Maraleen Manos-Jones discovered a Monarch caterpillar forming a cocoon in her backyard in New York state. Knowing full well that the fragile insect, once emerged, would not survive the trip south in the dropping Fall temperatures, she brought the cocoon inside. Several weeks later, when the butterfly's transformation was complete, a remarkable idea was hatched as well -- one that would give that insect a fighting chance at life." (7121 reads)


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