When can we find monarch catapillars on Milkweed
One of our summer projects is to teach our two boys, ages 5 and 8, about the life cycle of the monarch. We live in Northernmost portion of Oakland County on 3 acres. We are surrounded by vacant and state land. We have built a multipurpose trail in the back portion that serves as a nature trail, dirt bike and or snowmobile track, etc. This trail boasts tons of Milkweed and other plants native to the area. We want to show the boys how the catapillars start on the milkweed, but don't know when the best time to see this is. I know we missed the early Spring hatch and I am thinking we may have missed 2nd hatch, but I am hoping it isn't too late to catch the July hatch. If you would be so kind as to point us in the right direction or provide some tips we would be so grateful! Thank you so much for your time and what you do!
Oakland County Michigan
Thank you so much for taking the time to get back with me! I really appreciate it and can't wait for the boys to see this. One day I would LOVE to take them to Mexico to see the migration....one day! Lol Thanks again.
You are very welcome. So glad to help. One other tip, if you weren't aware of it yet-- ending your internet search with "site:.edu" will bring up mostly university based sites, which are based on research, not marketing.
For example, "Monarch life cycle site:.edu" will show you many university websites like Cornell and MSU.
Thank you, and enjoy!