Butterfly sighting

Apr 23 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

The milkweed was first seen yesterday (4/22), which is by two weeks the earliest we have seen it sprout in our garden. I would like to think that the milkweed knows about an early (or large?) influx of Monarchs on their way north. Note one Monarch was seen at the Minnesota zoo on April 17, a month ahead of schedule.

http://bit.ly/first-sightings-1997-2015

http://bit.ly/monarch-early-mn

milkweed

milkweed