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Photos: Butterflies fill the skies in Delmont at annual monarch release

Patrick Varine
| Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, 2:09 p.m.
A monarch butterfly settles to feed during the Delmont Public Library's annual monarch release party on Monday, July 30, 2018.
Patrick Varine | Tribune-Review
A monarch butterfly settles to feed during the Delmont Public Library's annual monarch release party on Monday, July 30, 2018.
A few late bloomers remain in their chrysalis state at the Delmont Public Library's annual monarch release party on Monday, July 30, 2018.
Patrick Varine | Tribune-Review
A few late bloomers remain in their chrysalis state at the Delmont Public Library's annual monarch release party on Monday, July 30, 2018.
A few late bloomers haven't even formed a chrysalis yet at the Delmont Public Library's annual monarch release party on Monday, July 30, 2018.
A few late bloomers haven't even formed a chrysalis yet at the Delmont Public Library's annual monarch release party on Monday, July 30, 2018.
Members of the Delmont Diggers group join residents at the Delmont Public Library's annual monarch release party on Monday, July 30, 2018.
Members of the Delmont Diggers group join residents at the Delmont Public Library's annual monarch release party on Monday, July 30, 2018.
Keith Potter, 5, of Apollo looks at monarch caterpillars at the Delmont Public Library's annual monarch release party on Monday, July 30, 2018.
Keith Potter, 5, of Apollo looks at monarch caterpillars at the Delmont Public Library's annual monarch release party on Monday, July 30, 2018.

Butterflies took to the skies on July 30 as the Delmont Public Library held its annual monarch butterfly release party.

Having raised the butterflies from caterpillars inside the library, the “Delmont Diggers” group, which helps prepare the library’s butterfly garden each year, gave patrons and borough residents a chance to interact with the butterflies, feeding them a sugar solution on cotton swabs before turning them loose in the garden.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, pvarine@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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