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Happenings in the insect world
by Roanna Prell
on September 18, 2014 at 5:12 PM
We have planted about 45 milkweed plants at a site here in Ventura, California and I am happy to report that we see Monarchs fluttering by as well as fat caterpillars devouring our young plants. We are continuing to plant more milkweed and some nectar plants in the hopes that our plants will keep ahead of the food needs for the Monarchs.  
Roanna Prell  
Ventura County Master Gardener
by Win Rogers
on September 23, 2014 at 2:57 PM
Three years of milkweed growing in our Demonstration Garden (UCCE San Joaquin County) finally paid off in caterpillars! We collected them as late instars in order to offer safe harbor while chrysalises. (Is that a word?) Also, they look like jewels close up. First emergence of glorious adult yesterday!
by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on September 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM
Win, that's wonderful that you're offering a safe harbor for the chrysalids. Love those monarchs!
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