Students learn about monarch butterflies

Mar 8, 2022

MARION _ The Marion Natural History Museum, 8 Spring St., recently hosted Maggie Payne to lead a program on the monarch butterfly. 

Students learned about their life cycle and the plants these butterflies must have to reproduce and to survive extremely long migration routes. 

After watching a video of a monarch butterfly emerging from its chrysalis and expanding its wings to fly, the students planted some milkweed seeds to bring home to plant, with instructions to keep them in the refrigerator for one month before trying to grow them so that they will experience a "winter.’’

The next after-school program is Fossil Hunting 101, to be held Wednesday, March 16.  For more information on museum programs, visit