Cape Cod Blog, Cape Cod Butterflies, Cape Cod National Seashore, Cape Cod Photography The Monarch Butterflies Are Back On Cape Cod! June 10, 2022 Mel 4 Comments Post Views: 712 It was such a treat to see the Monarch butterflies flitting about looking for food at Fort Hill. I only saw a couple of them this week but was able to get a pretty decent photograph. Have you seen a Monarch butterfly this year?
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“In my family monarch butterflies are daughters of fire. They come from the sun carrying the souls of warriors who fought and died in battle, and return to feed on the nectar of flowers.”
― Holly Ringland, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart
PS – the novel also addresses the “language of flowers”
I have been capturing and raising monarch caterpillars for a few years. Last year was a big one for me, as I successfully raised and released 40 butterflies. This year so far, I have only 6 caterpillars but haven’t seen any monarchs for a week or more. Not sure why they disappear like that. Any ideas ??
We have been for a few walks at Fort Hill the past couple of weeks and I haven’t seen any Monarchs in at least a week or more either. I have no idea why either… anyone else have any ideas?
For the first time ever I have just experienced two monarch caterpillar deaths. Though I realize there are lots of bacteria and diseases they are susceptible to, it doesn’t make it easier. I feed my monarchs only butterfly weed and swamp weed because it’s very clean, but recently tried some milkweed which I’m not crazy about anyway because it’s always infested with eggs from other insects, and I think it’s dirty. So now I suddenly have two dead caterpillars. I certainly don’t know if it’s the milkweed or not, but no more milkweed for me.