Monarch female laying eggs!

August 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

On Tuesday, I was about to run some errands when I decided to take one more look at the garden. A female Monarch was on the Marsh Milkweed!  Plan B, grab the camera. Monarch on Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)Monarch on Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

She began laying eggs!

Monarch laying eggs on Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)Monarch laying eggs on Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) Monarch laying eggs on Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)Monarch laying eggs on Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

She rested for a while in the shade of a Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida).

Monarch resting on Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)Monarch resting on Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)

Then, she perched on a Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), before flying to the south. 

Monarch resting on Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)Monarch resting on Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

I ran my errands and checked again before dinner. She was back nectaring!

Monarch on Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)Monarch on Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

This morning, I looked for eggs. A tiny pearl!

Monarch Egg on Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)Monarch Egg on Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

A precious, almost one-day old Monarch egg!

Monarch Egg on Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)Monarch Egg on Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)


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