Question and Answer

Why am I not seeing monarch caterpillars at my site?

If it's monarch season and you're not seeing monarchs at your site, there are a few things that could be happening. Monarch larvae have natural predators that may be getting them before you can spot them. To learn more about monarch natural predators, you can visit the Monarch Lab website.

It's also possible that adult monarchs aren't laying any eggs at your site. If this is the case, you can work to create a more diverse and extensive garden with more milkweed plants. The more milkweed you have at your site, the more likely it is that you'll find eggs and larvae! For more information on creating monarch habitat, check out the MJV 'Create Habitat for Monarchs' page.

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