Monarchs are mating in southern California

Monarch caterpillars feed on milkweed plants. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Wings of Change, a nonprofit committed to creating ecological landscapes to support butterflies, reminds residents that another wave of monarch butterflies is mating right now locally, so it’s a good idea to keep their gardens full of milkweed which is vital in the next 60 days.Monarchs can be expected in parts of the country with more sun starting in November or later. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on milkweeds. If they can’t find any, they will lay the eggs on whatever tidbits they can find. This includes stems of chopped-down plants. That larva won’t survive. Planting more milkweed is the solution to ensuring there is enough for butterflies.A Monarch butterfly emerges from its chrysalis. Valley News/Court
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