Screamin Scott wrote:
Nice. I've never seen any Monarch cats around here, much less raise any. I do have Swamp Milkweed, Butterfly Weed & Clasping Milkweed in my yard, but never any insects on them other than aphids. That said, I have raised & released Gulf Frittilary Butterflies and a number of different moths.
I think I'm on their migration path, at least that's what I was told... and last year when I first planted the Swamp Milkweed and not seeing any Monarchs in years in my garden.... they appreared!!! Last year I raised and released 23 Monarchs. This was a total surprise seeing 5 almost full grown cats and now in a week, I'll get to release another into the world... filled with pesticides!!! I'm sure raising the Gulf Frittilary Butterflies was a wonderful experience as well!! I spotted a female Monarch on my milkweed this afternoon while I was picking fresh leaves for the cats.... by the time I got my camera, she was gone, but I did get two shots with my cell. Hope she comes back and leaves some eggs!
Thanks for your visit and comment... greatly appreciated!!