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Monarch Meadows Butterfly Farm

Photographer Mitch Kezar captured these beautiful photos at Monarch Meadows Butterfly Farm in Hayesville, Ohio.
  • The Butterfly Lady

    Monarch butterflies gently rest on a flower at the home of Penny Strine, dubbed The Butterfly Lady.

    Date Published: June 7, 2006
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: , Butterflies
  • The land

    Penny Strine's land is prepared carefully to raise the delicate creatures. This means no pesticide residues of any kind.

    Date Published: June 7, 2006
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: , Butterflies
  • Checking the new crop

    Penny checks on a group of larva as one of her monarch butterflies flies in for a closer look.

    Date Published: June 7, 2006
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: , Butterflies
  • Starting the new larvae

    The larvae is shipped to Penny, and she places it on the milkweed food plants she has carefully grown.

    Date Published: June 7, 2006
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: , Butterflies
  • Hatchlings

    Newly hatched butterflies are housed in a screened enclosure in the garden and fed a variety of ripe fruit.

    Date Published: June 7, 2006
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: , Butterflies
  • Spreading the joy!

    Butterflies are released from March through mid-October when it's safe for them to survive on their own.

    Date Published: June 7, 2006
    Date Updated: May 1, 2012
    Tags: , Butterflies

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