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Subject: Fall '97 
From: Kathy
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 1997 10:30:25 -0400 

We are a fifth grade class in Lenoir City, Tennessee. We are in 
the flight path of the Monarch butterfly. Last year's class found
monarch caterpillars on the playground. We raised the butterflies 
and set them free. We did not tag them. We have pictures of our
butterflies and a video of their hatching.  We have an outdoor
classroom that the butterflies adore. It is September 2, 1997. 
We have already seen 12 Monarchs!!!! Now we are looking for
caterpillars or eggs!!! 

This is Great!!!
Ms. Johnston's Fifth Grade

Hi to Ms. Johnston's Fifth Grade! Glad to know you're looking out for the monarchs. What is Lenoir City like? Are there fields, hills etc.... I work for the Science Museum of Minnesota and raised monarchs this year with 3rd and 4th graders. We have lots of open fields where milkweed grows. Do you have milkweed growing on your playground? We'd like to see the pictures and video you have of the monarchs emerging. If you send it to us I'll add it to the Monarchs & Migration site (include photos of you and your students too!) and return them to you. Let us know how the migration goes. -karen
Hi Karen! Lenoir City is a rural community with lots of farms and hills (we are in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mtns.). There are lots of lakes that surround our area. We aren't sure if the plants on our playground are milkweed or not. Do monarchs lay eggs on other kinds of plants? We will send our pictures and video soon! We would love to be on your web site!!!! We saw a Monarch on the playground this morning. That brings our total to 13!! Thanks for responding to our message. We will be in touch. Ms Johnston's class Lenoir City, TN