Monarch Egg (FIRST sighted)

Date: 06/23/2007

Number: 1

Late this afternoon Jean and I inspected a patch of
Common Milkweed plants at Hampton ( 45° 31' 43" N -
65° 51' 17" W) for evidence of MONARCH BUTTERFLIES. We counted 48 and 121 milkweed plants in two groups, all between 45 and 60 centimeters tall(18 -24 inches). We managed to find four Monarch eggs but no sign of caterpillars or chewed leaves, indicating only fresh visitation and probably by only one female.

We'll continue to check this and a few other milkweed stands in the coming weeks and I'd be interested to hear if others are seeing any signs of Monarchs breeding around the province. I've heard of only two adult MONARCHS so far this spring in NB, both reported on the same date - May 26th, at Black Beach near Saint John (E.
Pike) and at Dieppe (R. Arsenault).

Courtesy of Monarch Watch

Hampton, NB

Latitude: 45.5 Longitude: -65.9

Observed by: Donald A.
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