Monarch Egg (FIRST sighted)

Date: 05/20/2007

Number: 1

We moved this spring (about 2 blocks) to a new home in Chaska, MN (just SW of the Twin Cities) and I have had my first opportunity to plant some milkweed in-ground. I planted 12 small asclepias curassavica plants and some additional perennial nectar plants in a back garden space between some mature pines last weekend.

Yesterday when watering, I was amazed to find TWO fresh monarch eggs on the tiny (4-6") asclepias! I have not seen a monarch yet this year, but this female laid on the topside of the plants, or I might not even have noticed.

I did bring them in to raise, to prevent predation. (And OK, I admit, because I AM SO excited!!)

Courtesy of Monarch Watch

Chaska, MN

Latitude: 44.8 Longitude: -93.6

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