Monarch Egg (FIRST sighted)

Date: 03/31/2007

Number: 1

I saw a couple of Monarchs yesterday, flying around in the garden while working, but did not notice any eggs. I ran some errands, and upon returning noticed eggs everywhere there was milkweed up! There must have been more than 2 Monarchs, as some of the milkweed has 3-6 eggs per stem!!! Three stalks of the A. speciosa are about 4 inches tall, and have the most eggs. My 2 smaller A. incarnata have at least 1-2 eggs per stem. The 4 Tropical milkweed plants were more hidden, and only have about 1-2 eggs per stem. The A. viridis and asperula are only about an inch tall now with no eggs.

I never seem to have enough milkweed.

Temps were lovely yesterday, sunny, and in the 70's, after a wonderful 3 1/2 inches of rain the last couple of days. Now, we need sun and some heat to bring up more of the native milkweed in the fields and ditches. Still too wet to work in the garden.
Reported to Monarch Watch D-plex.

Kingfisher, OK

Latitude: 35.9 Longitude: -98

Observed by: Linda
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