Saturday, July 20, 2013

Monarch rearing

I have started my monarch rearing for this year.  I was lucky enough to find 9 eggs so far, one on a milkweed plant down my road and the rest on the milkweed in my yard.  I was also lucky enough to be able to video one of the eggs hatching!  Here is a link to my video on youtube and a few photos.

I was very upset to find that the county mowed down all the milkweed along the road I live on a few days ago.  There must have been at least 30 plants.  If it starts coming back up in time for the monarchs to use it, I will put signs in front of it ~ PLEASE DO NOT MOW DOWN THE MILKWEED.  I was actually kind of sick to the stomach when I first noticed it.  They have no idea how important milkweed is to saving the monarch population that migrates to Mexico.  Even more importantly in my area, as the ones that hatch in this area are the 4th generation that do the migrating.  So if you see milkweed growing in you yard or on your road, do whatever you can to protect it! 
Thank you for visiting ~ and plant some milkweed!

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