Monarchs at the beach
(La Jolla, CA USA)
Mama Monarch July 16
This butterfly flitted about all day (July 16,2011) on my patio across from La Jolla Shores beach. 12 days later I noticed my milkweed plant had been eaten up! I bought another (then another) to feed the 32 hungry caterpillars. I now have (Aug 14) 25 known pupas and I was hoping for a butterfly this weekend but now I don't think so.
I'm so excited about it all and now my friends and family are too! I have lots of questions now I'm researching, I hope these guys lay their eggs where they were born. I have lots of photos if you'd like to see them... http://photobucket.com/Monarch_Butterflies
Thanks for sharing :)