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Eureka Springs Couple Raise Monarchs for Migratory Release

Mark Hughes and husband Steve Beacham operate a home hatchery for monarch butterflies, which according to the Center for Biological Diversity, are at risk of extinction. Now in their sixth summer of nuturing baby monarchs, the couple have released thousands into the wild, all hand-raised from eggs. This short https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO2isyUb5P8" target="_blank">video clip shows Hughes releasing several offspring, including a young female monarch who prefers to hang out on a pot of geraniums on the back porch.

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