Going Native: First Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

photo of a female Monarch butterfly
Female Monarch

I saw a Monarch butterfly for the first time in my garden after planting Narrow Leaf Milkweed along with native sage plants (back in March). Today I saw a Monarch caterpillar munching on one of the milkweed plants. I was not expecting or even hoping to see either this first season for the plants.


By S. Felton

S. Felton is a writer, photographer and amateur naturalist.

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