Monarch Adult (FIRST sighted)
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Date: 04/06/2018

Number: 1

Tattered, older female laying eggs on milkweed at Monarch Waystation #16381.

So this just happened...
I’m sitting on my back deck and see something fluttering from the corner of my eye. I looked over and said, “Is that a Monarch? No way, that’s a Monarch.” I grab my camera and run out into the garden, and lo and behold, this angel is laying eggs all over my milkweed.

I’m in the Raleigh area, North Carolina, and I’m not at all familiar with seeing Monarchs until their migrations back South in September and October!
I wasn’t expecting this at all right now, but I have roughly 200 decent sized milkweed plants at the moment, so let the games begin.

She was a bit tattered, and I would love to get an idea of where she came from?
Any other central North Carolinians seeing Monarchs right now?

I can’t believe this is happening. I am over the moon!

Clayton, NC

Latitude: 35.6 Longitude: -78.4

Observed by: Taryn
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