The Next Generation
Observers in the south continue to report monarchs at various stages of the life cycle. If you live in the north, the first monarch you see this spring will probably be a child—or grandchild—of a monarch from Mexico. You can thank your southern neighbors for providing critical habitat.
"In the pastures there are now growing larvae of all sizes. This photo is of a newborn caterpillar on a milkweed leaf."
Kathy Metzger Dobbin, Texas April 17, 2014