Monarch Butterfly life cycle poster


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Monarch Butterfly life cycle poster


This is a poster of my original photographs showing the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. I chronicle each step in its life cycle: starting with the egg, to the larva, small caterpillar, larger caterpillar, caterpillar forming its chrysalis, chrysalis in two stages, adult butterfly emerging, adult butterfly, then the adult on a milkweed flower and an alium flower, and finally a photograph of a cluster of monarch butterflies in a eucalyptus tree near our house.

My husband and I raise and release several different species of butterflies, and all of these photos other than the one of the clustering monarchs are of butterflies that we raised. We plant milkweed, which is the larval plant for the monarch butterflies. When we're lucky enough to find eggs on the milkweed, or caterpillars, we bring them inside to protect them from the elements and predators. We feed them and provide them a place to form their chrysalis. After they emerge as adults we release them.

The poster is 11 by 17 inches (27.9 x 43.2 cm). I had it professionally printed on poster paper. The print is very high quality; the paper is thin poster paper rather than thick photo paper. You can frame the poster under glass or laminate it, or hang it as is. It is a perfect gift for any butterfly lover. It's also ideal for your child or for classrooms, to teach the life cycle of this beautiful butterfly.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I am a nature photographer continually amazed by the wildlife that my husband attracts to the wonderful garden that he plants. Our garden is certified as a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Nothing thrills me more than being able to photograph the birds, butterflies, bees, and numerous other kinds of wildlife that either live in our garden or visit us.

Materials Used

paper, ink

More Info

I also sell a similar image as a greeting card. This is the link:

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Paper, ink

Size: 11 x 17 inches

Pattern: Nature, butterfly

Color: Orange

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United States
First Item: $7.00
Additional Items: $5.00


Welcome to Garden Delights Arts & Crafts! From my original nature photographs, I create realistic and abstract images and designs and use them to make a wide variety of crafts and artwork. I love to experiment with alternative methods of printing and transfer. If you have any questions about my work, please contact me.

I print my photographs on my Epson Stylus Photo R2400 with Epson Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks. Loose print prices (by paper size, with white border) are as follows:

4 x 6 inches: $6
5 x 7 inches: $15
8.5 x 11 inches: $25
11 x 14 inches: $35
13 x 19 inches: $45

My mandala prints are square. I can print up to 13 x 13 inches.

4 x 4 inches: $6
up to 5 x 5 inches: $15
up to 8 x 8 inches: $25
up to 11 x 11 inches: $35
up to 13 x 13 inches: $45

For larger sizes I use a professional printer. Please email me for prices and a time estimate for delivery, and I will prepare a special listing for you.

I list loose prints so people can frame and/or mat them as they wish, but I will gladly mat or frame them to order. Please send me an email with your ideas and I will let you know how long it will take and the price for the product and shipping, and prepare a special listing for you.

Sales tax:
California purchases are charged sales tax.

I generally ship via USPS. Most items ship priority, with insurance and tracking. Small items, such as lip gloss, ship first-class mail.

I ship within 3 business days of the date of payment. If you have any shipping questions, please contact me. I will ship internationally. Contact me before ordering and I will find the shipping cost and add it to the listing. Gift wrapping is available on request. Please provide information as to type of person and occasion.

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