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Old 08-30-2011, 01:54 AM   #41
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Hurray for all the cats being found. Late August seems to be the time to find them.
Still none of the Monarch cats here but 4 on my neighbors swamp milkweed
I gave them a few years ago. That counts, right?
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:56 AM   #42
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dap, aren't there 3 in the second photo? It looks like there's another one on the right, I see some stripes.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:58 PM   #43
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Hurray for all the cats being found. Late August seems to be the time to find them.
Still none of the Monarch cats here but 4 on my neighbors swamp milkweed
I gave them a few years ago. That counts, right?
Yes, they count--you passed them on and spread them.

...But don't give up hope, you could have some right now and not even know it...kinda like me.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:04 PM   #44
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dap, aren't there 3 in the second photo? It looks like there's another one on the right, I see some stripes.
I was wondering if anyone else would notice. I posted the photos on my blog and got a comment telling me that there were THREE in the picture, so I double checked and surely enough saw a smaller, out of focus one among the flowers.

Just checking to see who the observant members are! You take the cake, linrose.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:29 AM   #45
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I think you are the master finder not me, remember my "Where's Waldo? post? Equil called you "old eagle eyes" for spotting more Question Marks than I thought there were.
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I think you are the master finder not me, remember my "Where's Waldo? post? Equil called you "old eagle eyes" for spotting more Question Marks than I thought there were.
Now that you reminded me, I do remember.

...well, now it is your turn. Great job!

...now I'm only good at spotting potential red herrings, I guess.
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I've not had much time to be outside the last week. The only caterpillars I've observed are tomato hornworms being parasitized by braconid wasps (creepy, but I guess the wasps did protect the last of the cherry tomatoes for me).
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:50 PM   #48
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<grinning from ear to ear> Guess what I discovered today!?!

At first I saw only one...then I caught the movement of another one whose head was all I could see as it was on the other side (underside) of the leaf...and, although, I'd not been out looking for two days, these guys seem rather large, so I guess they've been there for a while:
WOOHOO! It's about time! Congrats on the find.
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WOOHOO! It's about time! Congrats on the find.

Thanks, bridget...I agree...it is about time! I'm thrilled to see them, and to know that there is a little one that I missed the first time...the older two seem to have gone on their walk-about.

I'm very excited.
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:42 AM   #50
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Our swamp milkweed never did bloom, but a monarch cat was chomping on one yesterday morning.
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