Monarch Egg (FIRST sighted)

Date: 03/30/2018

Number: 7

Two monarchs seen. Saw one laying eggs on my milkweed. Note that my milkweed is not native. It is curassavica. I had read from Journey North that the monarchs were about to arrive, and my curassavica milkweed, nor my native, had not come up from last year (seed or root) so I PURCHASED 6 more curassavica milkweed and planted them...just in time to catch the attention of these two monarchs! My question is one of timing...had I not purchased (and "artificially" had the milkweed here available)there would have been no place for them to lay eggs because none of my milkweed is up (native or tropical!). Would they have kept moving north to reproduce, or would they have died prior to laying eggs??

Irving, TX

Latitude: 32.8 Longitude: -96.9

Observed by: Nancy
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