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Paige Davidson raises chrysalises to sell at the Hudson Farmer's Market. She is done for this season but look for her to be back next summer. She collects the caterpillar stage of the Monarch Butterfly, raises them in plastic cups and sells the chrysalises. Photo by Margaret A. Ontl

Timing is everying: The life cycle of Monarch butterflies

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Paige Davidson took her mom Patty's advice to learn about the life cycle of Monarch Butterflies. The Hudson Middle School student has turned that knowledge into a cottage business.


Paige's entrepreneurial spirit began four years ago at the age of eight when she started to sell the chrysalis form of the butterfly in her mom's booth at the Hudson Farmers Market.

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