Their first reaction was one of sadness that this beautiful creature had died. That, however, quickly turned to interest in the Monarch Butterfly and thanks to the internet an impromptu science lesson took place.
Did you know that Monarch Butterflies go through four generations each year? The first 3 die within 6 weeks but the fourth lives 6-8 months; long enough to migrate to a warmer climate, hibernate, and start a new first generation in the Spring. Amazing!