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Monarch - one of 5 yesterday

Monarch - one of 5 yesterday

The Big Wave of Monarchs usually rolls in in October. The first Monarch arrived in our yard in late July, and they've been arriving steadily for over two months now. But we've had 4 arrive in our flowers each of the last couple of days + one "hatch" yesterday that was hanging under our gutters. All were ravenous: females went straight to the milkweed blooms - don't know if they laid eggs but it's getting late for that. I still have 19 chrysalises hanging that need to eclose - this cooler weather is slowing them down. It's been a great Monarch season down South! Now I pray they make it to Mexico ...

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Photo taken on 8 October 2019 (© Vicki's Nature / Flickr)

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