I didn’t see a single Monarch caterpillar or pupa in June and July.
But then, on August 4th…
Five individual larvae on the same Swamp Milkweed (A. incarnata) plant.

4 Responses to “Monarchs”

  1. 1 elwnyc August 9, 2022 at 8:07 am

    For what it’s worth, I’ve seen very few butterflies this year except for cabbage whites and an occasional small blue – probably summer azure.

  2. 2 Monica M August 9, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Lots and lots of butterflies this summer, including Monarchs, here in Corning, N.Y.!

  3. 3 nature969 August 9, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    Huzzah! Great photos and great news!

  4. 4 christinepsparks August 12, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    Last year at this time, I had 10 Monarch caterpillars. This year, I only had 3. Only one survived to become a butterfly. 😥

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