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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Aug 31, 2015 12:06 PM CST
What Butterfly does this cat belong to? I counted at least 8-10 of them on this Butterfly plant.
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Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Aug 31, 2015 12:10 PM CST
yep ,, Monarch

These

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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Aug 31, 2015 7:27 PM CST
Hooray for Monarchs! Now tell them when they grow up they have to head south to Mexico for the winter! Thumbs up
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Sep 1, 2015 1:58 PM CST
Thanks Jim and Melanie, is there anything I am suppose to do now? I have never raised in and I really don't know how to. I think these are the first Monarch cats I have had in my yard that I have noticed anyway. I even let the milkweed that grows wild in my flower beds stay where they are.
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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Sep 1, 2015 5:26 PM CST
Just keep the milkweed planted and they'll do their own thing. They've been doing it for thousands of years and don't really need our help. Except to correct the things we messed up like taking away their milkweed in the first place. But unless you want to raise them indoors, just sit back and enjoy the show. And of course, don't spray any pesticides!
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Sep 2, 2015 4:17 PM CST
Thanks for the advice. I just checked the plant again and only saw 3 cats. Not sure where the others went. I will have to plant more of the butterfly plant.
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Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Sep 3, 2015 10:10 AM CST
gardenglassgems They crawl around everywhere , some pupated I am sure , others on the plant when not being noticed , camoflage experts the little things are ,
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