I also tried a beer, banana and brown sugar mix that I spread on our trees to try to attract some moths too. I found a tulip tree moth and several little moths like the Isabella tiger moth and a bunch of different types of inch worm moths.
We had our first game Monday. It went pretty well. I had one little girl who would come and sit at my feet until I told her what to do! I had 7 girls on the field at a time. The ending score was 0-1.
The other day I found these egg cases. The first one I know is a praying mantis. The second one, I think, is also a praying mantis. They should hatch in about a month. Each egg case has around 200-500 praying mantises in them.
Here are some fun monarch butterfly facts:
Monarchs typically ride air currents of 800-1200 feet, The highest recorded was 11,000 feet!
Monarchs fly at a rate of 10-12 MPH.
Monarchs travel an average of 25 miles a day.
The largest known monarch migration site in Mexico is 216.21721 square miles.
Monarchs can flap their wings 120 times a minute.
A group of monarchs is called a congregation.
A group of monarch caterpillars is called an army.
A newly hatched caterpillar gains about 2,700 times its original weight before reaching chrysalis stage.
A large caterpillar can eat an entire milkweed leaf in less then 4 minutes.