Monarchs – Just passing through

Monarchs stopped by today on their way to over-winter in Mexico.  Each spring and summer there are 3 – 5 generations born.  Most of them live 5 weeks, with the exception of the last generation born at the end of summer.  They make the journey back to Mexico.  They will then return the following spring.  Over-wintering monarchs can live to be 8 months old.

The monarchs were feeding on the butterfly milkweed and vitex (Chaste tree).  We are also in the process of adding a larger area of plants focusing on plants that attract butterflies.

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3 thoughts on “Monarchs – Just passing through

    1. Debra Farmer Post author

      It was so good to see the monarchs! We had been having such strong south winds and yesterday a front came thru, the wind switched to a calmer north wind which brought with it all the monarchs!!! Such a wonderful evening seeing them.

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