For the past few weeks, we have hosted a tattered male and an equally battered-winged female ceremoniously thriving on our property. They came a week after Hurricane Laura hit us in southwestern Louisiana.
The pair arrived, along with our largest host-number of migrating hummingbirds and hordes of mosquitoes, hurricane blown-in from the coast. We usually see the last monarchs here in August and they seldom lay eggs in our gardens past July. Yet, here we are today, with Tropical Storm Beta now passing over us too, and the two monarchs sip milkweed nectar and lay eggs. between the bands of heavy rains.
About a week after Hurricane Laura hit, our Parish barn stepped up roadside insecticide sprayings. We werenï¿½t overly concerned because we have an agreement for them not to spray along our property line. However, when very many cattle died in the fields, our parish resorted to emergency aerial spraying of insecticides.
So, to see two Monarchs survive these obstacles is a big relief, and a feeling of resounding happiness too!
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Latitude: 30.2 Longitude: -92.4
Observed by: Carla
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