Yesterday my wife spotted the first Monarch butterfly to visit any of the milkweeds growing around our house. (I submitted the report, but my wife, Deb, gets the credit for the "spotting." I think I was at work at the time.)
Today, at about 2:30 PM, I discovered our first few Monarch eggs on a couple of our common and swamp milkweed plants.
The two eggs in the combined photograph are on the same common milkweed plant. Typically, I've found eggs on the undersides of milkweed leaves, like that shown in the photo on the left. In contrast, the egg shown in the photo on the right is on the upper surface of the leaf. (The eggs shown are on two different leaves of the same plant.)
At the time we had partly cloudy skies with a 9 mph wind from the WSW. Other weather conditions were:
|28.81 inches and steady|
Latitude: 40.9 Longitude: -77.8
Observed by: R. Timothy
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