My adventure in saving the monarch butterflies for the first time ever, in northern New Jersey. I planted tropical milkweed the year before and the seed pod busted open so I had hundreds fo baby milkweeds.
I only found out this year that the female likes to lay her eggs on young seedling so the caterpillar has a soft leaf to eat. I stopped counting when I reached 170 butterflies that I released.
Monarch butterfly laying her eggs on milkweed in my yard in Towaco, NJ. I planted three butterfly milkweed in the summer of 2018 and allowed the seed pod to burst open and reseed the flower bed if you can or you can plant them before the ground freezes.