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We love Monarch butterflies and every year for the past 6 years (minus Ava’s year) we have raised a few from eggs that were laid on the milkweed in our garden.   218 more words


Maybe My Milkweed Patch Is Sincere Enough!

Last Friday, July 24th, I went out into my backyard with a brick of suet for my suet feeder.  Something fluttering caught my eye, and it was a monarch butterfly coming around from the side of my house into my backyard!  317 more words


Lots of Eggs! {& babies--some cute, some not-so-much}

It may not be spring anymore in the Northern Hemisphere, but we’re still experiencing a spring-like baby boom on our property. The kids & I ventured up the road to a grassy ditch resplendent with Common Milkweed in search of Monarch eggs. 734 more words


Monarchs Arrive on the Knobs April 27, 2012

May 6, 2012

12 years ago, I concocted a plan to single-handedly provide enough eggs for all of the teachers in the greater Pittsburgh Area to use in their classrooms.   720 more words


It looked to be milkweed. I let it grow where it shouldn’t have been, knowing the Monarch butterflies depend on it for survival.

For several years now, I’ve been meaning to plant some milkweed, the only host plant to Monarch caterpillars. 415 more words

Monarch Butterflies

Chasing Monarch Eggs

This year the monarchs came early to the Knobs of West Virginia.  Usually I see a few eggs in May.  The butterflies are likely the offspring of the Mexican migrants hatched from eggs laid in the southern tier of states. 780 more words