Having fun babysitting today!
The other day I asked how many Monarch eggs I found. I had found 50 that first day. Yesterday I found 203. Today I found 160 from my captive butterflies and 41 in the wild.
I am hoping that I can release most of them.
So far this year I have had only 6 sick monarchs! I keep the sick ones in an outdoor cage with milkweed in it. They have the chance to fly around, mate, lay eggs, and just enjoy more space then the other option I don’t like.
I have collected over 200 eggs from them and hoping for more. I bleach the eggs and 90% of the caterpillars will probably be healthy!
Guess how many monarch eggs I found today.
We released fifteen butterflies before bed tonight. There will be more soon!
Yesterday, one of my sick monarchs laid 8 eggs!!! I have 3 sets of mating butterflies. I am hoping for lots of eggs soon!
This morning I was able to release my first batch of monarchs!
I released five monarchs and three painted ladies. I have two monarchs that emerged this afternoon, I will release them soon!
I love butterflies!
Today I found two very small caterpillars and six eggs. I was hoping for more, but glad I found some today.
This year I have been trying to get pictures of monarch hatching from their egg. I have watched three hatch! I took all these pictures under the microscope.
Beginning to eat egg.
Almost ready to hatch!
Coming out of egg.
Caterpillar eats his egg.
P.S. Meet “Bob” the caterpillar.