Our kindergartners said goodbye to our last 3 Monarchs In Space butterflies this morning. Their bodies were found lifeless, in nectaring position, on damp Gatorade-soaked pompoms.
These last 3 butterflies were gently placed in the frame with our STS-129 mission patch and the bodies of the other 9 butterflies.
In time, we will talk about the possibility of burying all 12 butterflies in our certified Monarch Waystation. For now, though, we are choosing to honor and remember them under glass, framed with the STS-129 Mission crew patch and the story of our Monarchs In Space project.