Daven and I examined the common milkweed at our usual monitoring location at the State Park. We found a total of 11 monarch larvae (2 dead) on 20 plants. We couldn't reach 6 plants to look at them. We completed the MLMP datasheet with this info:
2 cats (1st instar), 1 per plant on plants 4,7; 1 plant with 2 cats attacked (9th plant, two 2nd instars); 1 cat (1st instar) on 11th plant, 1 2nd instar on 14th plant, 1 2nd instar on 16th plant, 2 cats (2nd instar and late 1st) on Plant 17; 1 cat (2nd instar) on plant 19, 1 (2nd instar) on plant 20
Cat:Plant - 11:20
Time: about 30 min (end = 6:20 pm)
We got video of a spider attacking a 2nd instar, creepy but cool. See video here https://youtu.be/iIh98OCQdkA
We checked the lighthouse garden for monarchs at 6pm, we did not see any. We saw one adult nectaring in the sunflower field next to the lighthouse. We did not see any other monarch adults all day. We were not able to check for roosts at the lighthouse grounds due to lack of time.
Latitude: 41.7 Longitude: -82.8
Observed by: candy
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