We are 2 days later than last year, but I have finally seen the first monarch flying around our yard today.
There have been reports of monarchs here since the 11th but I hadn't seen any fluttering about.
Our common milkweed is more than ready for eggs so I'm hoping they don't start laying on the tropical plants.
Our first visitor has been nectaring from the salvia coccinea, so I'm glad we made that addition!
Still no signs of the swallowtails as I heard Miss Sherry mention recently. We had our first swallowtails in MARCH last year. Where have they gone?
signed, finally something to talk about in Minnesota :)