Monarch Monday!

Do you know what today is? It’s Monarch Monday! Yes! We are celebrating the fact that a second monarch laid eggs in our milkweed last week. Yay! Plus, we had 3 more visit this past Saturday. Woohoo!!!

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We had so much fun checking the milkweed for eggs. When we went to spray off the aphids that were threatening to take over the milkweed, we discovered a second batch of eggs. By the end of the day, we had 33 monarch eggs. Woohoo!!

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Then we got a call from our back-up milkweed supplier that he had a caterpillar that needed rescuing. Boy Wonder #2 claimed the rescue cat for his own. He is still deciding on a name for it.

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Day 2 of the monarch eggs. Still 33. 


Day 3. Same as the previous days but wait! The eggs are starting to look a little different.


While we wait, we realized that 33 caterpillars were too many for us to grow. Thankfully, 2 sweet friends agreed to take a few. Two glass jars of 4-6 eggs each went to new homes. 


Now we wait for the eggs to hatch. Oh look! Teeny tiny baby caterpillar! It’s so small my camera can’t focus on it. 

 

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