Monarch Egg Sighted
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Date: 04/01/2023

Number: 43

We had 56 on one plant and 5 on another. Some leaves had 2-4 eggs on them. We clearly need more milkweed plants!

[Additional information provided by observer, added by Journey North, 04/14/2023]:

We have two tropical milkweeds in our backyard, and at the start of April, we noticed monarch activity. Over the next couple of days, we checked for eggs and the butterlfly(-ies) ended up laying over 60 total eggs on our biggest plant.

We are new to the monarch journey, but that was way more eggs than we expected to find, so we did a lot of research and learned that tropical milkweed is actually not good for the monarchs—and we found a local group that grows native milkweed and works to provide monarch habitats. . .

. . . We got in touch with them, clipped the leaves with the eggs off our plant, gave them to them, and they placed all of our eggs on native host milkweeds in their gardens / known native plants in the area—all outdoors; they don’t do any indoor rearing/etc. (They texted me they’ve begun hatching and growing, so fingers crossed!)

Austin, TX

Latitude: 30.5 Longitude: -97.8

Observed by: Kelsey
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