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Best Monarch Year Ever!

Posted by docmom z5 MI (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 9, 14 at 14:23

Earlier this spring, I was bemoaning the terrible numbers of Monarchs that overwintered in Mexico and assuming it would be slim pickings for Monarch eggs and cats this summer. Amazingly, I've found more eggs and cats than ever before. Just in the last week, there have been eggs on two different patches of milkweed in my yard, and a neighbor across the road has tons of stray Common Milkweeds around his orchard and veggie garden with tons of eggs. I've lost count, but I must have about 40 eggs and cats. Two have formed a chrysalis, one is in the "J" formation, and the rest are happily munching. Why is it that I find these eggs just as I'm supposed to be packing up to move across country to a new job? I don't have time for this! But I love it. I'd be happy to share with anyone in Michigan.

Martha


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RE: Best Monarch Year Ever!

Really happy for you! About the monarchs, that is, not the move, which is unfortunate.
Liz


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RE: Best Monarch Year Ever!

Thanks, Liz. I've decided to let myself be excited about the change and make an adventure out of it. Making lemonade.

Martha


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RE: Best Monarch Year Ever!

Nothing here. Second year in a row. There are very few butterflies in general. Can you send me some?? :O) Happy to hear they are in abundance in MI.


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