Spring21Issue - Flipbook - Page 40
J.A. LISA INC.
Wayne J.A. Lisa
Stone Mason/Mason Contractor
eager weed whackers.
Finally, one June morning, I saw something orange and black
flapping around the tall, lusty milkweed - It was a monarch butterfly! She kept visiting every morning, which brightened my
day every time I saw her. I started to study the plants to see if
anything was happening, not really knowing what I was looking
for. I noticed abundant numbers of minute yellow dots on the
leaves and thought they must be some type of fungus. Within
several days, I checked on my milkweeds and voila', I counted 7
little caterpillars! ("Please don't start naming name them," my
husband, Chris, begged).
According to Kathleen Apt, Leonard J. Buck Garden, there
are something like four generations of migrations. "When the
monarch comes up from Mexico, the first generation will fly up
and lay up to 700 eggs over a 2 - 5 week period. The life span