Monarch Waystation #271 reports the sighting of a female monarch ~11:40 am flying all over the backyard performing "touch and go" inspections of all milkweeds present, including butterflyweed, tropical, common, and swamp milkweeds. She was directly observed ovipositing 3 eggs total while I watered part of the back bed [two eggs on tropical milkweed, one egg on swamp milkweed], before I went back inside the house. The swamp milkweed was swaying while downwind from the actively blowing HVAC unit. This female is one tough cookie!
Newport News, VA
Latitude: 37.1 Longitude: -76.5
Observed by: Judy
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