We were recently in Bethany Beach, DE and met a schoolteacher who raised butterflies and had a patch of milkweed where butterflies lay their eggs.  The monarch population has declined on the east coast due to the lack of milkweed plants - the only plant a monarch will eat or lay eggs on.  After speaking with her for a few minutes, she encouraged us to try to raise our own monarch and sent us home with a butterfly egg on a piece of milkweed. 
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