Monarch Egg (FIRST sighted)

Date: 03/11/2007

Number: 1

We went on milkweed safari to northwestern DeWitt Co., about 75 miles ESE of San Antonio to look for one of the native milkweeds, Asclepias asperula. We found a great deal of milkweed all over the pasture with stems to ten inches and were also happy to see that the monarchs, in their northward remigration, had also found the plants. There were many instances of two eggs to a leaf and up to six eggs to a plant. We checked many locations across about sixty acres and found eggs at all sites. This is the most eggs that we can ever recall this early in March. The pasture is about 650 miles NNE of the santuaries.

Westhoff, TX

Latitude: 29.2 Longitude: -97.5

Observed by: Harlen E.
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