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My monarchs are born today.

By Redheadedgammy
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Nice! I raised monarchs and sphinx moths (aka tomato hornworms) growing up. Great stuff and fun.

RPardoe Level 7 Mar 13, 2019

We did that when I was about 6. It was cool watching them come out of the cocoon all shriveled up and then stretch out.

Stephanie99 Level 7 Mar 13, 2019


finallyfree Level 4 Mar 13, 2019

Lucky you

texasbrad Level 3 Mar 13, 2019

I do feel lucky that they stop by my yard to lay their eggs and to be able to watch them emerge. πŸ˜‰


This made me smile. smile001.gif A nice little pause in the monotony.

sc62 Level 5 Mar 13, 2019

Yes, watching them be born keeps my mind in a better place.


I planted Joe Pye weed at the country place, it's butterflies major habitat, it spread like wildfire. Which was very good. But I had to leave it. Which was very bad.

freeofgod Level 7 Mar 12, 2019

I've had to give away and leave a lot of my plants through the years. I'm working on a butterfly and bee garden now. πŸ˜‰ I need to get the Joe Pye weed next.πŸ€—


Bless you for cherishing these lovely species because you are preserving real heaven on earth biodiversity

GreenAtheist Level 8 Mar 12, 2019

Couldn't agree more!



mzbehavin Level 7 Mar 12, 2019

Makes me happy to see this!

whispers Level 7 Mar 12, 2019

Life is really beautiful and we should be thankful for it. Struggling is normal

@texasbrad Very true, but the part of the monarch struggle that isn't normal, is due to loss of natural habitat.


How delightful! Life is good, even with its struggles!

Freedompath Level 8 Mar 12, 2019

I was thinking the same thing. It was nice to see this today. πŸ¦‹

That’s so beautiful


Congratulations πŸŽ‰ I'm hoping for at least 2 more from our garden this year πŸ™‚

oldFloyd Level 7 Mar 12, 2019

There are 10 more cocoons to go and my milk weed are covered with cattapillers.

@Redheadedgammy , I've never seen that type of milkweed. What's it called? Doesn't grow here.

@freeofgod I believe this one is Tropical milkweed. It's not native to Texas but grows good here. My three in the back are stripped bare of leaves so I had to take a few of the caterpillars to the front two bushes.


It's good to see that they are not completely extinct yet.

PBuck0145 Level 6 Mar 12, 2019

I planted 5 milk weed in the yard. Two in front and three in back. The 3 in back got so eaten up I had to transfer some caterpillars to the front plants.

@Redheadedgammy you are a true saint of real life while the polluter xians vote for more pollution murdering tiny species giving cancer to children and elderly

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