Monarch Life Cycle | From Caterpillar to Butterfly


Over the summer, WFSU Ecology producer Rob Diaz de Villegas found a few monarch caterpillars in his garden milkweed. He and his young sons raised them in their kitchen, documenting every phase of their life cycle, including the moments when they spun their chrysalides and when emerged as butterflies. More at:

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Rob Diaz de Villegas is a senior producer for television at WFSU Public Media, covering outdoors and ecology. After years of producing the music program OutLoud, Rob found himself in a salt marsh with a camera, and found a new professional calling as well. That project, the National Science Foundation funded "In the Grass, On the Reef," spawned the award-winning WFSU Ecology Blog. Now in its tenth year, the Ecology Blog recently wrapped its most ambitious endeavor, the EcoCitizen Project.

Rob is married with two young sons, who make a pretty fantastic adventure squad.