Monarch Egg (FIRST sighted)
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Date: 05/23/2024

Number: 7

First monarch butterfly eggs, counted 24 stems of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), with 7 eggs on 6 of the plants, this morning at 65 deg F. All eggs observed were on the top side of upper leaves rather than the leafs' undersides.

One adult monarch was perched on a strawberry plant next to a little patch of four common milkweeds with three eggs on them, it flew away as soon as I stopped to snap the photo of the eggs and noticed it perched there. The adults seem very watchful and to know when they are watched. I believe it had probably just laid those eggs.

Gulliver, MI

Latitude: 46.1 Longitude: -86.1

Observed by: James
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