I went out to the garden to check on things and saw a viceroy floating around - I haven't seen one in years! I checked the willow in the container and found four eggs just in one spot. I stepped back to get my camera out, and she came over and laid two more eggs! I haven't counted them all, because I didn't want to bother her. I'll count them later. This willow was badly chewed by red-spotted purples and other moth caterpillars, then it sprouted some new growth, but not much. So, I'm trying to decide if I'm going to raise these myself, and, if so, how am I going to keep willow fresh. Also, for all these eggs to grow to pupation size, it'll take more leaves than is on the little Webb's willow, so I'll have to scout out the nearest and best trees to take cuttings from. Decisions, decisions!
She is very dark and a little tattered -