Butterfly sighting

Jul 5 2014

Dave Gaustad

Location: DeForest WI my yard
Dane County

We have about an acre yard and have several species of milkweed throughout the yard. My neighbors mow any plants which pop up in their yards, so I pull the plants, check for eggs, and raise any I find. We raised about 20 last year however only 2 so far this year. I saw a Monarch yesterday visiting a wild milkweed and laying eggs. The butterfly in my picture we just raised and set free.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch chrysalis

Monarch chrysalis

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch