William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Wednesday, 7, July, 2010

Monarch of the Glen

Filed under: Circle Game,Garden,Natural History — williamthecoroner @ 16:52

Two years ago, I planted some milkweed by the rear porch. Last year, I had two little plants, but they made about a dozen pods, who ruptured and went everywhere. Last year I planted two sick-looking Monarda sp. plants, who kind of just…hung out. It was supposed to be a butterfly garden, but I got no butterflies. A couple of bumblebees, but no butterflies.

Well, this year I have a dozen milkweeds, and the monarda are spreading via runners (and they’re a mint, so they will) and finally this morning, I saw a monarch on the milkweed.

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3 Comments »

  1. Isn’t it early in the year for butterflies? I remember watching Monarch in September while in school. Yes, that was a bit ago but I remember one flying into the classroom (before central A/C was common.)

    Comment by Crucis — Wednesday, 7, July, 2010 @ 20:13 | Reply

  2. Nice pic! And butterflys or ‘flutterbys’ as my daughters used to call them, will provide hours of entertainment and tranquility.

    Comment by Old NFO — Thursday, 8, July, 2010 @ 07:11 | Reply

    • Thanks. It’s not mine, as I didn’t have a camera with me, but they are darn impressive.

      Comment by williamthecoroner — Thursday, 8, July, 2010 @ 07:13


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