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Re: Ia St Fair


Kitty: Yes, I realized after I sent the message that I had two pics. of
my little monarch catepillar in there. It is the only one I've found in
my garden so far and I had to move it from it's original location to a
more guarded place where the kids wouldn't accidentally trample it.
Since then, I've seen a couple more monarch butterflies in my yard daily
so I'm hoping more catepillars won't be far behind. Unlike past years
when we would have been seeing dozens of them by now, I'm lucky if on a
good day I see two or three. I fear this species is having a really
difficult time recovering from that large kill a few years back. I'm
trying to let as much milkweed as possible grow in the gardens but the
stuff tends to get real messy as the summer progresses and they get so
tall they fall all over the place...but I'm trying. Didn't I see someone
on this list once posted other plants necessary for monarch procreation?
Bronze fennel and asters seem to ring a bell, neither of which I
currently have.



Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Tue 08/17, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 09:53:50 -0500
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ia St Fair
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