Monday, July 11, 2016

The Nursery is Ready

Last year we planted milkweed so that monarch butterflies could lay their eggs. All that we knew about monarch butterflies at that time is that baby monarchs require milkweed. Unfortunately, we didn't see a single monarch all summer. Then we found out that sometimes you have to order butterfly eggs from a vendor. We found a vendor, but the eggs--often available as early as June--will not be available until mid-July. No orders will be accepted until then. We are waiting, waiting, waiting.

1 comment:

PipeTobacco said...

Monarch butterflies are amazing in regard to their migration patterns! The end up going to Mexico. You should look up their wintering sites on-line. I teach about them in one of my classes. Planting milkweeds is a wonderful thing as their population is dwindling.