I first sighted a monarch on 5/24 around 4:40 and couldn't get close enough to confirm if M or F, but assume F because I found three eggs on swamp milkweed and one egg on upper side of a common milkweed (usually is on the underside - she was flying more frantically than usual monarch movement, probably searching for places to lay her multiple eggs and in a hurry!) Each plant is only 1-2" tall at this time, and I fear won't be enough food to support these caterpillars. I know a place where it is taller and because I practice proper methods of raising and have a very high success rate (in wild it's only 10%), I feel the only way these will survive is for me to raise and feed them leaves from milkweed sourced at another location.
Bay Village, OH
Latitude: 41.5 Longitude: -81.9
Observed by: Julie
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