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Mamma Monarchs

Several monarch butterflies visit the garden every day, all day, as long as there is daylight.

They flutter by, making stops on lavender, red valerian, the butterfly bush, and every other flowering shrub.

There are at least two females and a male monarch.

As you can imagine, this means that more eggs have been laid on our dwindling milkweed plants.

I was going to cut down the few remaining milkweed plants last month, in preparation for their dormant period, and to encourage the monarchs to stock up on their nectar supply for their over-wintering period.

In the meantime, eggs were laid and another generation of caterpillars appeared.

More about this, and my adventures trying to keep the caterpillars fed, in my next post.

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