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How many eggs?
A monarch lays eggs in your garden. What happens next? Dr. Jim Edson of the University of Arkansas conducted an experiment. He found a female monarch one March and brought her into his lab. He gave her plenty of milkweed. Each day, he counted the number of eggs that she laid. After a monarch begins to lay eggs, she only lives a few weeks.

How many eggs can one monarch butterfly lay? (Graph)