Birds and Butterflies forum: My first Monarch babies....

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Apr 24, 2011 11:56 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
I had no idea! Have seen the Monarchs around, but have been too busy to pay close attention, so while I'm out cutting back the winter-sad pentas, I notice the cats. A quick look found 17 of them so far. Now I'll have to start watching for chrysalises...
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This is much better than Easter Eggs!
Apr 25, 2011 1:24 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
Wow! I love those sweet cats. They're so cute.
May 25, 2011 12:12 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
We get frits from our passiflora. However, since the mockingbirds decided to nest there this year, I think they've eaten quite a few. For some reason, too, I kept finding cats on the door frames on the front door and garage (prior to nesting birds). What were they thinking? We moved several over to the vine. I do love seeing them flutter around, so I hope some of them survive.
May 25, 2011 2:51 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Speaking of interesting....we went to San Marcos yesterday and I took along a short sleeved T-shirt in case it got too warm...threw it in the back seat, got home, grabbed stuff out of the car, came in, threw t-shirt on back of a chair...was sitting at the table a bit later and noticed something out of the corner of my eye and it was a Monarch sitting on my t-shirt, waving its wings, looked newly emerged, very bright. So...was it in the car? Land on my shirt on my shoulder on my way into the house? Rather a surprise.
May 30, 2011 12:55 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
Funny thing here, too. The day after I wrote the above post, I walked out the door to find a newly emerged butterfly drying its wings - on the frame around the garage door! Guess it new what it was doing after all.

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