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15-year-old 'butterfly guru' raised 220 Monarchs this summer

By Lydia Hansen
lhansen@postbulletin.com


When he was 8 years old, Jacob Elegbede started raising and releasing monarch butterflies.

Now 15 and a sophomore at Century High School, he’s setting personal records for the number released, with 220 monarchs raised from eggs since the beginning of the summer. Jacob expects that number to climb as high as 300 before the monarch season ends in mid-September.

Sr. Alice Thraen

“Pretty soon this is going to be known as the butterfly house because there are so many around,” Jacob’s father, Wale Elegbede, said.

By Lydia Hansen
lhansen@postbulletin.com


When he was 8 years old, Jacob Elegbede started raising and releasing monarch butterflies.

Now 15 and a sophomore at Century High School, he’s setting personal records for the number released, with 220 monarchs raised from eggs since the beginning of the summer. Jacob expects that number to climb as high as 300 before the monarch season ends in mid-September.

Sr. Alice Thraen

“Pretty soon this is going to be known as the butterfly house because there are so many around,” Jacob’s father, Wale Elegbede, said.

Por Lydia Hansen
lhansen@postbulletin.com


Cuando tenía 8 años, Jacob Elegbede comenzó a criar y liberar mariposas monarcas.

Ahora con 15 años y un estudiante de segundo año en Century High School, está estableciendo registros personales para el número publicado, con 220 monarcas criados de huevos desde el comienzo del verano. Jacob espera que ese número suba hasta 300 antes de que la temporada de la monarca termine a mediados de septiembre.

Sr. Alice Thraen

"Muy pronto esto se conocerá como la casa de las mariposas porque hay tantas ...

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