I’m happy to announce the birth of our second Monarch butterfly this morning. She emerged just before the rains began.
She is beautiful and immediately made herself at home on this red zinnia.
The Pitney Meadows Community Gardens became a certified Monarch way station last winter and as such provides the plants these butterflies need throughout their lifecycle. Next year, we can start a tagging program that would let us track where our butterflies travel as they make their way to Mexico. If you are interested in this project, let me know.
Thank you to Judy B. for caring for these little lovelies.