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July 23, 2018

Most of my larger caterpillars have gone on to become chrysalises at this point. The 64 eggs we found yesterday at Colchester Pond are hatching quickly and I have so many babies I can’t even count them!  I really ne...

July 21, 2018

I am up to 43 chrysalises so far!  12 more have gone into the "J" position and will be chrysalises by morning.  They won't all become butterflies at once, but I am guessing to have 5-10 hatching each day once they a...

July 12, 2018

 The milkweed plant that I cut and put in a vase on my desk has a resident!  This tiny little guy hatched this morning.  There were two eggs on this plant, but I can't remember if I took the other one home...it look...

July 12, 2018

 This tiny hatchling didn't make it.  I had this happen last year to one.  Sometimes they are a dud.  It is sad but that is the way it is.  I separated it as soon as I saw that it was turning black.  There is probab...

July 12, 2018

I worked a long day and came home to some enormous caterpillars!  These guys were ones I had found already hatched but still very small just 3-4 days ago.  

July 10, 2018

Last year I did not find any eggs or caterpillars until the last week of July.  This year I am finding them left and right and it's only July 10th!  So far I found 39 on July 7th, 25 on July 8th, and today I have fo...

September 12, 2017

My husband takes the public bus to and from work every day.  When he got off the bus today he noticed a Monarch on the ground, not able to fly.  Being my husband, he picked it up and carried it home on the short wal...

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