Monarch Egg (FIRST sighted)

Date: 06/12/2019

Number: 2

I found 2 eggs and a small caterpillar on a plant in an unmowed grassy/weedy area behind Normandy school. I'm surprised, I have lots of milkweed in my garden at home, but have not seen ANY eggs, caterpillars, or adult butterflies there yet. It was a rough year on my butterfly bushes, but most of them are coming back slowly - no blooms yet. They are what draw them in them most, though I have many other nectar sources blooming throughout the seasons. My first coneflower bloomed this week, and they usually attract the fritallaries, which I have not seen yet either. Top spot goes to red admirals so far - just recently saw a few tiger swallowtails and a few cabbage whites. We've had a lot more rain than usual... not sure if that's had an affect.

Bay Village, OH

Latitude: 41.5 Longitude: -81.9

Observed by: Julie
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