Butterfly Days are Here!
Female Monarch Butterfly Necating at Red Clover, Waring Field, Rockport
I am looking for Monarch eggs and will travel! Monarch eggs are found on the upper leaves of milkweed plants. The eggs are tiny and dome-shaped, only as large as a pinhead, and are a pale golden yellow color.
Waring Field supports myriad species of pollinators and is simply a fantastic place to explore. Although I didn’t find any eggs on my search on the leaves at the Common Milkweed patch at Waring this morning, I did see four adult Monarchs, three male and one female, along with fritillaries, a Common Ringlet, a bevy of Pearly Cresentspots, Blue Azures, and Yellow Sulphurs. The Monarchs, Ringlet, and Sulphurs were nectaring at the great field of Red Clover and the Pearl Crescents at the milkweed.
Female Pearl Crescent Nectaring at Marsh Milkweed
Newly Emerged Female Monarch Butterfly
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment in the comment section if you have Monarch eggs you’d like to share. Thank you!
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Emerging from the woods onto the sunny lower field, I startled a small herd of White-tailed Deer foraging. If you click on the photo to enlarge, you can see the male deer antlers are covered in velvet. Antlers are true bone structures and are an extension of the skull. The velvet provides blood flow that supplies nutrients and oxygen.
Hello Kim , I live in Salem. And so enjoy all of your posts. Here we have a very large field with much milkweed. Happily, yesterday we found large. Numbers of monarch eggs. Call if you wish to come and search. Nancy Lutts, Salem
Thank you Nancy–looking forward to meeting you later today!
Will you travel to Toronto? I’d love to meet you. 🙂 The monarchs I released are ovipositing in my garden. 🙂
I would love to meet you Carol! But Toronto is a little too far for monarch eggs. Hopefully Nancy’s will not have been eaten by the time I get there today. Happy for you to have eggs in your garden!