SHOW ME THE DATA
Okay, so here is the beginning of the good stuff. Below in the chart you will see the graphical trend of how many Monarch butterflies are visiting our flower fields.
Today’s Monarch Fact of the Day
The Connecticut Post has an article about tagging Monarch butterflies in an effort to conserve the population. Monarch butterflies tagged in conservation effort in Milford
The Non-Monarch Photo of the Day
In a previous HMBY post there was information telling us that the Milkweed is the only plant a Monarch caterpillar will eat. So I bought one in late summer intending it to be a draw for Monarchs looking to lay their eggs. One day while searching for Monarch eggs I found these: Aphids. I took the photo with my smartphone and then enlarged it quite a bit to see this. Do you see the hole above them? I am unsure of they made that or if there was a Monarch caterpillar here at one time.
Again, if you are a Monarch Watcher and would like to join in this fun endeavor please do and link to the daily posts.