Category Archives: Family Jewels Milkweed

We Still Have Lots Of Monarch Butterflies And Caterpillars

This year is the first year that I haven’t had to buy Milkweed.  It’s not because we haven’t had lots of Monarch Butterflies hanging around, rather it’s because after so many years of buying Milkweed and letting it naturally seed, we have quite a few plants. Today I saw two Monarch Butterflies that were feeding […]

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First Female Monarch From Mexico 2012

I saw our first female Monarch from Mexico today!  She was laying eggs on our Family Jewels Milkweed (Asclepias physocarpa).  Overall, I’d say she looked pretty good considering she’s likely been alive for nearly 8 months and has traveled thousands of miles. When I see these Monarchs from Mexico I have mixed feelings.  On the […]

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