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Students At St. Joseph Release Monarch Butterflies

Lisa Kertz’s second- and third-grade class at St. Joseph School in Zell raised and released monarch butterflies during a four-week project that started with eggs on milkweed and culminated with the release of a dozen monarch butterflies. Students researched and mapped their migration patterns as well. A monarch born in late summer can fly up to 3,000 miles away to Mexico during the fall and then fly back in the spring to lay eggs and complete its life cycle. The students plan now to plant their own pollinator garden in the spring at school. (Photo, information from St. Joseph School)

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