Monarch Waystation #271 reports the first monarch eggs of the season, found by accident. Before noon while weeding I was digging out a common milkweed sprout [with root] that was in a bad location in the front bed, to donate to another Monarch Waystation with more space. Only after I bagged it did I discover 4 fresh white eggs on one leaf [photo]. That led me to search the nearby Purple milkweeds, and I found 30 more fresh eggs among the plants and stopped counting. Weather during the morning at this point was cloudy, intermittent breezes, in the 70s. Just after noon the presumed source of these fresh eggs returned to the yard to add more! [see "first monarch sighting" report this date].
Newport News, VA
Latitude: 37.1 Longitude: -76.5
Observed by: Judy
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