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* Top Photo – The Monarch’s life cycle… egg (ovum), caterpillar (larva), chrysalis (pupa), & butterfly (adult).  No matter what you call it… it’s simply amazing!  The Monarch butterfly exclusively uses Milkweed as their larval host.  No Milkweed… No Monarchs.  (September, 2016)

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* Photo – Our son Daniel giving a thumbs up for Milkweed.  We got permission to plant some of our Swamp Milkweed along a creek near our neighborhood with the hopes of creating more habit for Monarchs.  (June, 2016)

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* Photo – The same Swamp Milkweed plant a little over a month later.  Looks like it is thriving in this spot by the water.  Swamp Milkweed is arguably the Monarch’s favorite variety of Milkweed because it offers so many leaves for their caterpillars to munch on.  More Milkweed… More Monarchs!  (July, 2016)