Tag Archives: Monarch

Monarch on Milkweed — In June!

23 Jun

I happened uponn this monarch butterfly feeding. Its too early for the 2021 migration, so this is likely a straggler from 2020. Stay tunned for more about catching, tagging, and raising Monarchs in late July thru October.

Monarch Caterpillar #2 Is Still Eating, Preparing for Transformation

26 Aug

This one is staying in the triangle-shaped habitat that is hanging from shrub next to garden shed behind 195 Adams.

Monarch Caterpillar #1 Changes Into Chrysalis

26 Aug

See her in the large green cage by the garden shed, but don’t disturb her. She’ll be in there for a week or two before she turns into a butterfly.

ISO Proper Caterpillar Cage

22 Aug

Found another Monarch caterpillar but don’t have an appropriate container…Anyone have a butterfly cage on hand? This will only last a day or two…TIA. -Denise

A Butterfly Is Born!

18 Jul

Welcome to the world a new Monarch butterfly. Captured from CV milkweed as a caterpillar, she emerged from her pupa (in a habitat container) in the play area this morning. I left the flap open, but she probably wont leave for another day or so; if you pass the play area, look for the habitat near the pole where the helmet hangs

Painted Lady Butterfly Gets Pollen From Echinacea Flower

14 Jul

Happy 4th of July!

4 Jul

At least 5 Monarch caterpillars are thriving.

Today’s Headcount: Six

3 Jul

There are six fat and juicy Monarch caterpillars on the CV milkweed.

The Monarch Caterpillars Live!!!!

2 Jul

They disapeared from the milkweed atop the slide, and I assummed the worst. But today I saw two bigger ones munching on milkweed by the fence. I draped row cover over one…

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Monarch Alert!

10 Aug

Benji, Mike and I saw this Monarch butterfly this evening around 7:30pm in the garden.  I think he tried to fly into Warner & Audrey’s kitchen window! –Denise

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