Saw my first Monarch in Mid March. Had never seen one that early before, always mid-late summer previously. Was outside weeding my flower bed when I found this Monarch caterpillar. I was shocked! Especially as the bed it was in had no Milkweed growing as yet, just clover like weed with yellow flowers and some young Butterfly Weed. I do have a tall Swamp Milkweed growing elsewhere in garden, so fortunately I have plenty to rear this baby. I am thrilled, as I normally do not get to rear Monarchs until August/September!
[Report moved from Monarch Larva (FIRST sighted) to Monarch, Captive-Reared by Journey North, 05/03/2023]
Latitude: 34.7 Longitude: -82.5
Observed by: Candice
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