Monarch Egg Sighted
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Date: 08/21/2020

Number: 20

One Monarch I saw out the kitchen window was on a few of the Swamp Milkweed plants I have growing in large pots out on the patio. I watched it for a minute but it appeared not to move in an egg laying position but I found 12 eggs. I checked the Swamp and Butterfly Milkweed in the perennial garden out in the yard and found 8 eggs(6 on Swamp and 2 on Butterfly). The eggs in the perennial garden could be from one of the other 2 Monarchs I saw today. Well, that answers my question if Monarch females were done laying eggs here in the north and were just getting ready to migrate as it is almost September.
Conditions: Sunny, temperature in mid 70s, moderate wind 10-15 mph

Brownfield, ME

Latitude: 43.9 Longitude: -70.9

Observed by: Jaremy
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