Monarch Butterfly

Note Card

Each year there are several broods of this unique butterfly. The late-summer generation migrates to overwintering grounds (mostly in Mexico). They hibernate and lay eggs in early spring, which begins a new annual cycle. Caterpillars must feed on native milkweed plants, such as Asclepius tuberosa and Asclepius syriaca. Adults nectar on fall-blooming flowers such as this Mexican Torch Sunflower, as they migrate south. When planting host plants for the Monarch caterpillar, please plant the milkweeds native to your particular area.
Note: This photo is in Nature Note Cards Box-set “Jewels on Wings”, and is also sold individually.