There are releases and releases
MWalker at gensym.com
Mon May 8 00:10:50 EDT 2000
In 1968 I was in the 4th grade, and we raised Japanese silkworm moths. I
was given the task of babysitting them after they pupated. It didn't occur
to me at the time that a lidless, unsupervised cardboard box full of cocoons
was a bad idea. I came home after school to find silk moths mating all over
my room. I found eggs all over my clothes and curtains. A few escaped.
The world hasn't been the same since.
at Whiskey Pete's, Jean, NV
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Gochfeld [mailto:gochfeld at EOHSI.RUTGERS.EDU]
> Sent: Friday, May 05, 2000 4:31 AM
> To: fnkwp at aurora.alaska.edu; leps-l at lists.yale.edu
> Subject: There are releases and releases
> Ken raised an interesting historical question. Were there butterfly
> releases in 1973. I'm sure this list represents people of
> very diverse
> ages and very diverse localities and elementary schooling. We can
> identify our own experiences both regarding whether we raised and/or
> released butterflies in school and when we heard of butterfly
> at social events.
> I'll start.
> I graduated high school in 1957. We did have a junior
> Audubon Society
> in 4th grade (birds only) and a school botanical garden, but
> no raising
> of butterflies. We did dissect frogs in 10th grade biology.
> I never heard of a butterfly release here in NJ until about
> Mike Gochfeld
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