Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab
Edgerton Elementary 2006
1929 Edgerton St
Maplewood, MN 55117
What Fruit Do Monarch Adults Prefer To Nectar On?
Krystina K, Tony J, Darrisonn T, Nikki G, John F, Jamaria K
Our group wanted to see what fruits adult monarchs would nectar on and
which ones they preferred. We experimented with grapes,
cantaloupe slices, watermelon, kiwis, bananas, pear slices,
raspberries, apple wedges, oranges, lemons, and limes. We tried
to give the monarch a large variety of fruits to choose from.
Over all our experiment had a lot of ups and downs and we don’t have
much data, but we did conclude that they do prefer certain fruits over
others. We also learned it’s a lot of work to care for another
creature and to design an experiment that gives us real results or
proves something new.