Thursday, January 26, 2012

Your Backyard: The Life & Journey of the Amazing Monarch Butterfly DVD Review and Giveaway

I’m really excited to have had the opportunity to review a product that I absolutely love; Your Backyard: The Life & Journey of the Amazing Monarch Butterfly DVD.

Rarely have I watched a video that points out and refers to the amazing complexities of God’s creation as this production has done effortlessly throughout the entire one hour long DVD.  From the storyline, to the  behind the scenes collections and the testimonies in the bonus features, Crowe’s Nest Media has done a remarkable job sharing the amazing design of the Monarch Butterfly that points to our Creator.

Watching this quality, first rate DVD, produced entirely by the Crowe family, it’s easy to see why Your Backyard: The Life & Journey of the Amazing Monarch Butterfly was selected as a semi-finalist in the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival in not one, but two categories; Best Documentary Film and Best Creation Film.  Here’s a snippet of the video from YouTube:

Though much of the video can be enjoyed by the entire family, the DVD was produced with younger family members in mind, though my older teens did learn a thing or two about the life cycle and design of the Monarch butterfly (as did I).  I guarantee after watching this movie, you’ll never look at Monarchs the same again!

Check out Everything you will Learn by Watching this Entertaining and Educational DVD:

  • Watch a Monarch caterpillar hatch
  • Watch a butterfly emerge from it’s cocoon
  • Learn how and why to tag Monarch Butterflies
  • Learn why Cape May is a great spot to view the migrating Monarchs (now I want to go there!)
  • Learn how to tell a male from a female Monarch
  • Learn about some of the threats to Monarch butterflies and how we can help protect them
  • Learn why children collected milkweed during WWII and how it was used towards the war effort  
  • Learn about Mr. Jules H. Poirier, a Creation Scientist, who has spent much of his life  observing what science can teach us about God

Your backyard scientists will also:

  • Learn what Ophryocystis Elektroscirrha is and how to test for it
  • Learn how to perform an ultrasound on a Monarch chrysalis
  • Learn how to record and track the Monarch butterflies that flutter through your yard

Coming Soon! A Study Guide to Enhance the DVD

crowes nest media study guide cover Crowe’s Nest Media is currently working on a downloadable study guide to enhance the DVD which is also ideal for homeschooling families.  The guide will be appropriate for all ages. Some of the features of the book include content review, discussion questions,diagrams to label,  essay questions, copy work selections, copy work pages for various ages, notebooking pages, and opportunities for further study.  The study guide is scheduled to be released sometime in April 2012.

A Special Offer for The Traveling Praters’ Readers

Your Backyard: The Life & Journey of the Amazing Monarch Butterfly is currently available to purchase for $19.95 but Crowe’s Nest Media has offered my readers a special discount.  If you purchase the DVD before Friday, February 3rd, and use the code TravelingPraters you’ll receive a coupon that will entitle you a FREE DOWNLOAD as soon as the study guide is completed which will save you the approximate retail value of $8.95! 

One More Surprise- A Giveaway

Crowe’s Nest Media has also graciously offered to give one reader a copy of Your Backyard: The Life & Journey of the Amazing Monarch Butterfly. The giveaway will close Sunday night at midnight and I will announce a winner here, on Facebook and on Twitter Monday morning.

How to enter: Simply visit the Crowe’s Nest Media web store , and come back here and leave a comment telling me you did.

Extra entries: You may also increase your chances of winning by doing one or all of the following and leaving me a comment letting me know that you do it. 

  • Subscribe to the Crowe’s Nest blog RSS feed or email updates.
  • “Like” Crowe’s Nest Media Facebook page
  • Follow Crowe’s Nest Media on Twitter @crowesnestmedia

    Details: This giveaway is open to anyone with a US address. The giveaway will end at midnight on January 29, 2012 and a winner will be chosen by I will contact the winner by email so make sure to include your email address in your comments. You will have 24 hours to respond to my email. If I don’t hear from you, I will select another winner. The DVD will ship directly from Crowe’s Nest Media.

    Read More Reviews and Enter More Giveaways

    Each of the following bloggers have also reviewed this DVD and are giving away one copy. I encourage you to stop by their blogs, read their reviews and enter their giveaways for an added chance to win Your Backyard: The Life & Journey of the Amazing Monarch Butterfly.

  • Spell Outloud

    The Curriculum Choice

    Finding Joy

    Handbook of Nature Study

    Mama's Learning Corner

    Get Along Home

  • Disclaimer:  I received this DVD and the giveaway copy, from Crowe’s Nest Media,  in exchange for an honest review here at The Traveling Praters. I have given my honest opinion and thoughts about this product. If you decide to purchase this product using the coupon code above, I will also receive a small affiliate commission.


    1. I visited Crowes Nest.  Liked them on FB. 

    2. I visited & liked the Crowes Nest FB page, too. Thanks for the opportunity!

    3. I checked out their website! Neat stuff!

    4. I checked out their website! Neat stuff!

    5. Tried to go there.  Said page not found.  :(

    6. Sorry Krista, I fixed it. Thanks for letting me know.

    7. I am following Crowe’s Nest Media on twitter

    8. I also subscribed to their rss feed. :o)

    9. visited the store - (googled for page) - love the DVD bundle!

    10. 'like' Crowe's Nest on FB...

    11. I went at looked at their website.  I could spend a lot of money there. Yikes! :-)

    12. Wow!  Such cool products!  I just looked at their store, and I want everything in it!  :)  My kids would love it all! :)


    I love hearing what you think! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! Blessings!:)

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