Saturday, September 4, 2010
FEATURE: Butterfly release
Lucas Kraenzlein, 9, of Midland waves his net through the air as he wades through chest-high Goldenrod Saturday morning at the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland. Kraenzlein found and captured two Monarch butterflies and one Monarch caterpillar within the first hour of a drop-in Monarch tagging program. "I like to play with bugs and insects, so coming out here to see all the new species I haven't found is exciting. I like to explore and find new things I've never seen before. It's what I live for."