This resource was a collaborative effort on behalf of the Duke Farms Education team.
At Duke Farms, August marks Monarch and Meadow Month as we focus on the multitude of magnificent stories of the interactions between and among this biodiverse ecosystem. The monarch butterfly is certainly one of the featured creatures, but as the month unfolds, you will soon discover through activities, lesson plans, videos, book links, and creative resources, much more about why our meadows need to be maintained and preserved.
Are chrysalids and cocoons the same thing? Though they may look and act similar, they're different! Both chrysalids and cocoons are the pupal stages of moths and butterflies - both critters are Lepidopterans, which consists of 180,000+ species. This resource discusses the differences between moths and butterflies, as well as chrysalids and cocoons.