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Monarch and Milkweed

by Shadowtski » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:11 am

Got a nice surprise today. I have some volunteer Milkweed growing in a planter and this afternoon I saw a fat happy Monarch caterpillar munching away.

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Re: Monarch and Milkweed

by JJ_cp04 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:47 am

One of the few caterpillars that are almost as pretty as the butterfly itself!


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Re: Monarch and Milkweed

by Jeeper » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:05 am

I used to raise them by the dozens as a kid. Now you can hardly find them around here.
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Re: Monarch and Milkweed

by JJ_cp04 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:06 am

Jeeper wrote:I used to raise them by the dozens as a kid. Now you can hardly find them around here.
yeah, I live in Oregon and I’ve only ever seen a few down at my dads cabin in southern Oregon


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Re: Monarch and Milkweed

by hollyhock » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:51 am

I had a swallowtail on my dill plant. Only until it gorged itself. Then it left. I named it pickles for the few days that I was able to watch it. They are amazing.
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Re: Monarch and Milkweed

by nimbulan » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:05 am

Nice! I can't remember the last time I saw a monarch but I did get some milkweed growing so I'm hopeful for the future. Though right now I get to watch cinnabar moth caterpillars munch on ragwort.

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Re: Monarch and Milkweed

by riveraXVX » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:04 am

we hopefully one day in the not so distant future will be setting up small pockets of native habitat specifically for monarchs/pollinators scattered around our property but unfortunately haven't been able to get started on it!

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Re: Monarch and Milkweed

by Hungry Plants » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:54 pm

Beautiful Mike. Nice finde.

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