Thursday, August 28, 2008
Nature Tales and Camera Trails, published a post this week about a newly emerged Monarch. She mentioned before that she has seen few Monarch butterflies this summer in her area of the Maritimes.
Another blogger, Rambling Woods, asked the question, "Where are all the Monarch butterflies this year?"
I saw many Monarchs and caterpillars on Manitoulin Island in early July but had not found any larvae around home until this week.
A couple of days ago I looked on the milkweed plants in our neighbourhood and found four caterpillars. They are now in a large container on the deck with a daily supply of fresh milkweed leaves. Hopefully I will see one or more of them emerge sometime in September. At least I know they will not be victims of the city mowers.