Monarch butterfly house
I am looking for an outdoor butterfly house in which to raise monarchs. I understand the importance of raising them outdoors and wish to make it as safe as possible for the caterpillars. I am aware of some of the features that would be helpful, but before I go about designing something from the ground up, I wanted to see what might already be available in terms of houses or plans.
Can anybody help me, please?
Washtenaw County Michigan
Thank you for contacting Ask an Expert.
It is a fascinating endeavor raising Monarchs. Here is an excellent link for you, https://monarchlab.org/biology-and-research/monarch-rearing/rearing-how-tos/
Please do not neglect the importance of habitat in your garden and neighborhood. Having milkweed planted as well as a number of plants like zinnia, verbena, echinacea, which all serve as nectar sources for adults.
Good luck with you project!