First Eggs in Driftwood TX
Our weather has gotten much cooler for the past few days.
I returned to a ditch line today that has been the location for our first
eggs of the season for the past 3 years.
Native milkweed is still not present in large numbers and is still rather
small..you have to look hard to find it among the other vegetation.
The banks of the ditch are rocky and expose the milkweed much better than
the adjacent fields.
I was able to spot 12 eggs on 3 different plants (asperula) of about 2" - 5"
6 of the eggs were on a single plant..while the other 2 plants had 3 each.
That is more than normal egg density.we usually only find 1-2 eggs per
Spotted one Monarch today nectaring on prairie verbena.slowly moving from
plant to plant..a male.
Latitude: 30.1 Longitude: -98
Observed by: Chuck
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