In my garden I have approximately 25 common milkweed plants standing 12-inches high (or less). Winter was exceptionally long in Wisconsin with 12-15 inches of snow falling on April 15. We never expected to see eggs at this point. Last year's early spring let me find my first egg on May 22. The colder 2016 meant that we didn't see eggs until June. Today, I was sharing with a neighbor walking her dog how to find the eggs..."you just turn the leaves over like this"...and there was my first egg! First leaf, first egg. No other eggs on any other leaves. That was it! Wow, I should go play the lottery tonight...
Eau Claire, WI
Latitude: 44.8 Longitude: -91.5
Observed by: Ellen
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