Today I watched a female Monarch butterfly depositing eggs on the underside of milkweed leaves in our garden. Each egg looks like a tiny, white cylinder, smaller than the head of a pin. Both a small, young plant and a 5′ high mature plant were selected for egg-laying.

Location: Maple Crescent, Peterborough
Observer: Drew Monkman

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.