Beginning in the spring and through the summer, we love watching butterflies. This year, we decided to join our friends with the monarch migration. The monarchs migrate from Texas and Mexico north through NC. Along the migration path, monarchs rely on varieties of milkweed to lay their eggs. The young caterpillars then munch away on the leaves as they prepare to transform!
We found a nice spot in the front yard of the Latta Plantation Nature Center. First we had to clear out all of the poke berry bushes and weeds.
Next we planted many different varieties of milkweed for our flying friends to land on!
Now we will watch it grow! Hopefully, we will have the privilege of being a stop on the long journey of the monarch!