Look Under The Leaves | Outside My Window


Milkweed blooming at Schenley Park, 26 June 2019 (photo by Kate St. John)

All across western Pennsylvania a wide variety of milkweed is blooming and with it come the insects who depend it, especially monarch butterflies.

Look closely at the underside of milkweed leaves. If you find a small white dot it’s a monarch butterfly egg.

The plant I found didn’t have monarch eggs, but here’s a photo from Wikimedia Commons that shows you what to look for.

Monarch butterfly egg on underside of milkweed leaf (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

I hope the milkweed leaves in Schenley Park have eggs soon …

(photos by Kate St. John and from Wikimedia Commons)