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View 11/29/2018 Eieieiei AK Other  Test
View 9/18/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Swamp, tropical, tuberosaLooks like we are going to have bad weather. No sign of other instars today! Also on 8/27/20 at 10:15 a.m. released 1-1st stage instar. I did not see any sign if it at night in 8/27 or anytime today.
View 9/18/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Tuberosa, tropical, and swamp MilkweedIn the morning 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. saw 6 total instars. At 7:10 p.m. only saw 2- 4th instars
View 9/18/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Swamp and tuberosa, and tropicalMonarch butterfly was flying and drinking nectar from the lantana bush in the front right corner of house at 2:45 p.m. In the morning saw 4 - 4th instar, in the evening I only saw 3- 4th instars. This batch of instars do not hide and are on the top of stalks or easily visible at night.
View 9/18/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Swamp and tuberosa, and tropicalMonarch butterfly was flying and drinking nectar from the lantana bush in the front right corner of house at 2:45 p.m. In the morning saw 4 - 4th instar, in the evening I only saw 3- 4th instars. This batch of instars do not hide and are on the top of stalks or easily visible at night.
View 9/19/2020 Commanche National Gra... CO Monarchs SunflowerAdult male monarch feeding on sunflower plants. Noticed and photographed while we were looking for tarantulas.
View 9/15/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  North side of house
View 9/12/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  North side of house
View 9/12/2020 Virginua Beach VA Monarchs Swamp and tuberosaAt10:25 a.m. I was outside documenting larvas and putting suet and bird seeds in backyard away from Monarch area. Monarch came by to let me know it emerged, made sure I saw it by vegetables growing in large containers. Took off to Innlnview Rd and Great Neck Road. Will go by London Bridge Garden Greenhouse and Nursery to if there is one or two more Monarchs. Forgot to mention yesterday that I found an empty monarch chrysalis shell in the dirt in one of the plant container. Curios to see if this batch of larvas are no gong to hide their shells since these larvas do not play hide and seek like the first two batches of Monarchs did with me.
View 9/11/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Tuberosa11:05 a.m. at the London Bridge Greenhouse and Nursery, in the open back area, I looked at all the healthy just brought tuberosa plants. They also had 30 swamp milkweed plants that were recovering from all the leaves being eaten by Monarch larvaes. Found one egg, 3 larvae at the end of 4th instar. 6 adult size Monarch kept flying all over the outside back plant area. They flew by customers, kept playing tag and chasing each other. If I did not know better one had a wing similar to the Monarch butterfly that almost drowned. Her wing was 99 % straight.
View 9/11/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Tuberosa11:05 a.m. at the London Bridge Greenhouse and Nursery, in the open back area, I looked at all the healthy just brought tuberosa plants. They also had 30 swamp milkweed plants that were recovering from all the leaves being eaten by Monarch larvaes. Found one egg, 3 larvae at the end of 4th instar. 6 adult size Monarch kept flying all over the outside back plant area. They flew by customers, kept playing tag and chasing each other. If I did not know better one had a wing similar to the Monarch butterfly that almost drowned. Her wing was 99 % straight.
View 9/11/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs TuberosaAt 3:53 p.m counted38 plants now in my backyard, Counted 17 larvae moving around, really eating the swamp milkweed., one plant gad 7 larvae eating almost 1/2 of plant, but there is another full swamp milkweed right next to this one. Also plenty more Tuberosa plants. Released at this time 5 th instar I was nursing back to health and the skinny baby that was raised from egg. It was about 1/2 inch and very active. The rain did affect my release time frame.. A wild turkey was up in the big oak tree being chased by large crows on the other side of tree is where I keep Monarch larvae. Forgot to give Lindon Bridge Greenhouse and nursery address in my last entry. It is: 145 Lindon Bridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 Met a female customer who state that she has released 500 Monarchs in her life time
View 9/11/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Swamp and TheA Monarch that emerged today from its chrysalis kept flying in front of my windshield and truck trying to get my attention. Since I had not pulled out off driveway. I turned car off and was trying to see if I could take a picture. Since it had been misting and not pouring . Only counted 6 total larvas.
View 9/11/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Swamp milkweed and tuberosaIt rained all day with the clouds being gray and damp. When I checked on Monarchs larves it was dark . I used flash light and it was sprinkling. The bulk of Monarchs were not visible which made me happy since tha means they are hiding protecting themselves from the elements and predators. 4th amlost 5th instar I am trying to nurse back to health is doing okay, but not healthy enough to let outside. It does seem to be more awake at night. The 1st instar is growing fast and full of energy. As soon as we get clear skies with no rain, We will put outside. Black swallow tail egg now is in it’s 1st stage. Could not see the ones outside due to dark and rain. Swam milkweed being eaten really fast. Still plenty of leaves. Other milkweed plants trying to recover and forming baby leaves. Going to see if McDonald Garden Center on Great Neck has more plants. The tuberosa plants did not do well, some have died.
View 9/9/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Tuberosa, tropical, swamp milkweed.At 12:39 p.m. saw a small very energetic Monarch flying all over the milkweed plants. I think it had emerged from its Chrysalis. All thirteen instars were out and about Eating milkweed plants. Was not sure if butterfly was checking out the instars since she was from a different batch of milkweed plants that I purchased over three weeks ago at McDonald’s Garden Center off Great Neck Riad and First Colonial road. I hav noticed that these instars behave different than the other instars. They do not go exploring and hiding like the previous instars. They were mainly living off Tuberosa plant and two were in the swamp milkweed. They also do not take shelter at night or when the weather is bad like the other instars have . Last nght the strong winds took one and I found it 12 feet away in a container I had full if water. Note to self, do not have any containers with water outside in the back. I do not know it it was 100% a Monarch since it was pinkish white.could not tell if it had striped. Found on 5 instar all curled up almost lifeless at the foot of a mlkweed plant. I took it in and it has been eating and leaving large turds. It is still somewhat lathargic, but alive. Went and got more fresh leaves It seem happy, but sleepy.
View 9/8/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Tropical, swamp, and tuberosaAt 7:37 a.m. counted 8 larvaes. I did find one Monarch butterfly that had just emerged from a cacoon in the water dish of plants I have around Milkweed plants. Rescued it, did not touch it but got it ti cling on to a twig with blooming flowers. Took it out front and got it then to cling on lanta blooms. It kept flapping its wings to dry them out. After about 19 to 30 minutes I did watch it flap it wings too where it just flew up like a helicopter and then took off. The Black swallow tails are at one is a cacoon somewhere another is almost at iwhere it to will be a cacoon. Two little ones are at start of stage. The baby I have not seen for 3 days now. All larvaes were on there own plant (individual container). Did observe that at the stage before they become a pupae, they eat tons of leaves. Went and bought more Italian parsley plants. Put rocks in water dish so in the future butterflies won’t drown.
View 9/7/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Tropical, tuberosa, andbBought 7 nikkweefs Plants aT McDonald’s Gaden Center on Great Neck road.,pupae were on each plant. Was not charged extra for caterpillars. . For pupa was . Compared to other pu
View 9/7/2020 Virginia beach VA Other Tropical, tuberosa, swamp milkweedTotal plants now 27 various milkweed plants. Pupae love the tropical milkweed More than the other ones. Right now waiting on 5 chrysalis to transform into Monarch butterflies. I still can not find chrysalis in all the green vegetation. Also hav 4 Black Swallow tails on parsley plants at different stages. Plus bought a plant at Home Depot on Virginia Beach Blvd today that had an egg which I put in container growing in the house . Today the sky looked that it was going to rain at any minute. Really dark and full of gray clouds, put it did not rain.
View 9/7/2020 Virginia beach VA Other Tropical, tuberosa, swamp milkweedTotal plants now 27 various milkweed plants. Pupae love the tropical milkweed More than the other ones. Right now waiting on 5 chrysalis to transform into Monarch butterflies. I still can not find chrysalis in all the green vegetation. Also hav 4 Black Swallow tails on parsley plants at different stages. Plus bought a plant at Home Depot on Virginia Beach Blvd today that had an egg which I put in container growing in the house . Today the sky looked that it was going to rain at any minute. Really dark and full of gray clouds, put it did not rain.
View 9/6/2020 Fulshear TX Monarchs Tropical Native Giant milkweeds153 monarch butterflies as up now
View 9/5/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  North side of house
View 9/18/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Tuberosa, swamp, and tropicalOvercast day, cloudy looks like it will rain at any minute all day like this did not see any the monarchs today in the backyard on milkweed plants, but I did buy 7 tuberosa milkweed plants today at London Bridge Garden Center and Green House. They had 8 larvas on them. 1-1st instar, 1-2nd instar, 4-3rd instar, 1-4th instar, and 1-5th instar. Did not see any adult monarch flying around plants or anywhere nearby London Bridge Garden Center or Green House. Did see in backyard by parsley plants and milkweed 1 - 4th instar black swallow tail, 1-3rd instar BST, and 1 - 1st star swallow tail. Did see in front yard on lantana bush, a black swallow tail with lag yellow stripes, and a small tail butterfly with pale blue, marine blue, and a mauve color to it.
View 9/3/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  North side of house
View 9/4/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  North side of house
View 9/4/2020 Oakland CA Monarchs Narrowleaf milkweedSmall healthy plant.
View 9/5/2020 Alexandria VA Monarchs  I had six milkweed plants, non-flowering, in my front yard. And at least 12 larva have eaten all the plants. I have not found any chrysalis.
View 9/3/2020 Fulshear TX Monarchs Tropical Native GiantMany butterflies eggs and caterpillars still. This year is double.
View 9/2/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  North side of house
View 9/2/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  Very small. North side of house
View 9/1/2020 Bishop GA Monarchs Asclepias incarnataCircular garden located in a 1 acre site. Other Native plants aLao occur on the site. Currently dry.
View 9/18/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Tuberosa, swamp, and tropicalTwo smaller milkweed plants eaten ckean to the stalk. But they still have plenty to eat from.
View 8/31/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  North side of 6
View 8/30/2020 Ligonier PA Monarchs Swamp milkweed & orange butterfly weedAll in garden on side of house. Also had 2 additional 5 stars but they died. Unclear from what because they all appeared healthy.
View 9/18/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Tuberosa, swamp, and tropical5th monach instars know bad strong winds and showers coming from Hurricane that hit Louisiana. Monach will hide real goid when bad weather is coming in the lush vegetation I have around the plants. Brought in the 2 monarch eggs, Also brought in 4 Black swallow tail 1st instars, and 4 black swalliw tail eggs.
View 8/23/2020 Viginia Beach VA Monarchs  At Home Depot outdoor plant nursery saw 1- Momsrch drinking nectar from plants. I have been living in this country since 8/23/1963, today was the first time I actually saw a Black Swallow butterfly. It was bigger than the Monarch butterflies. It was laying eggs on parsley plants. II bought 3 plants that had eggs. Ine had 1 egg, one had two eggs, and 1 plant had 3 eggs.Clear beautiful sunny day, temps around 88-89 F degrees.
View 8/29/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  North side of house
View 8/29/2020 Chaska MN Monarchs Asclepsias Syriaca Ascepsias Incarnata2 5th stars found. 3 monarchs eclosed from my enclosure. 2 males and 1 female.
View 8/29/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  North side of house
View 8/29/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  North side of house
View 9/18/2020 Virginia Beach VA Monarchs Tuberosa, swamp, tropicalDid not see the 1- 5th I star today. Monarch was flying by okra plants and within 5 ft from milkweed plants and instars.
View 8/28/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  North side of house
View 8/28/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  North side of house
View 8/28/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  North side of house
View 8/4/2020 Ephrata PA Monarchs A. syriacaThis area is a vacant lot between a shopping center and a creek. Crowned vetch, fleabane and A. syriaca blooming.
View 8/27/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  Large monarch, north side of house
View 8/27/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  Very large monarch north side of house
View 9/2/2020 Kingsley MI Monarchs  Last year @ this time I observed a Chrysalis on my fence and I protected it until it became its butterfly & flew away. This year I went to pull my garden hose out to water the grass & noticed a chrysalis had already made its home & because I use my garden hose a lot I decided to bring it into my home & protect it from anything that might get it. August 26, 2020 seen it & today September 2, 2020 I got to witness a beautiful miracle of my 2nd Monarch Butterfly born. Next year I’ll be watching out for more & being cautious about things around my surroundings.
View 8/25/2020 Herndon VA Monarchs 5 monarch caterpillars are on one of my Butterfly Weed plants. A monarch adult is feeding on a Little Joe Pyeweed plant nearby.5 2nd installs are feasting on one of my two, side-by-side butterfly weed plants that I planted last week. They are situated near 6 Little Joe pyeweed plants; an adult monarch is feeding on one of them. I see monarchs (one or two) everyday in this area, beginning on about 18 August.
View 8/25/2020 Apple Valley MN Monarchs  On patio north side of house
View 8/25/2020 Sykesville MD Monarchs common; swampThis is the same location I've been observing most of the summer. The patch of common milkweed had 3 larvae that I could see. Some of the plants are too far into the weeds and brush for me to get to. All caterpillars seems to be 4th or 5th instar. At various times in the last few week I observed up to 14 larvae in this patch. In fact, I moved 9 to this area (put them on different plants) from a single swamp milkweed plant that had 17 or more caterpillars on it. Near this patch is a chrysalis that I've been observing for 4 days. The swamp milkweed plant had 3 larvae on it, all seemed to be 4th or 5th instar. Two larvae were in the long grass at the base of the plant. One appeared to be 5th instar, the other 3rd or 4th. The larger of the 2 was crawling around over the grass...I wondered if it was looking for a place to anchor itself for pupa stage. The spot where this plant is isn't ideal. There aren't other milkweed plants around and it's in tall but flimsy grass, between a fabric construction fence and a walking path.