Monarch Adult Sighted
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Date: 03/31/2024

Number: 10

Today was a mostly cloudy, very windy day with temps in the mid-70's and with humidity around 70% all day. I observed at least 10 individual monarchs on a walk around at noon. At that time and throughout the rest of the afternoon I saw monarch activity: flying, nectaring (mostly from yellow & purple thistles), milkweed checking & egg-laying, resting/sunbathing, males chasing females & patrolling milkweed/wildflower areas.

There continues to be monarch eggs & larvae on the native milkweed (Asclepias viridis).
There are abundant nectar soures: lyre-leaf sage, Texas bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, yellow & purple thistles, Texas dandelions, Texas yellow stars, evening primroses, and now the blooming milkweed itself.

This is a photo of one of the monarch females as she is laying an egg on this milkweed plant. One of her already laid eggs can be seen in the bud crown. She laid eggs on multiple plants and took brief rest breaks. The monarchs helped make this a lovely Easter Sunday!

Montgomery, TX

Latitude: 30.4 Longitude: -95.8

Observed by: Kathy
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