First Monarch cat in Madison

LeafheadJune 9, 2013

Yay!!! I successfully hatched one Monarch egg and have several ready to hatch:O) I am rearing them on Common Milkweed and Swamp Milkweed. The first one hatched yesterday and I'm visiting the job today to check on the others. I'm so excited!! I also collected several eggs in my own garden and they should start turning dark soon now in prep for hatching:-)

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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Congratulations!!! I'm so envious. But, it's early yet for Michigan. I hope yours stay happy and healthy for you, and that you find many more.


    Bookmark   June 9, 2013 at 9:39AM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Woo hoo!! Congratulations, congratulations!


    Bookmark   June 9, 2013 at 9:47AM
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mary_littlerockar(8a-7b mid Arkansas)

Happy news, John! Raise all the Monarchs you can and please keep us updated on your progress.

Still no sign of a spring mama Monarch in my garden but I keep hoping and looking. If no one shows up this spring, I'll be well prepared for the fall migration!


    Bookmark   June 9, 2013 at 1:22PM
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roper2008 (7b)

I was wondering if anyone was getting any. Nothing
here so far. My milkweed is waiting.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 7:00PM
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I have yet to see a Monarch here in the Philadelphia suburbs. My milkweed is really just getting going anyway.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 11:24AM
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