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Day 1: April 28
This monarch is laying eggs in Mrs. Cunkleman's garden in Pennsylvania. Look at the tiny milkweed! It's only 3 inches tall. Notice how many eggs the butterfly is laying. When milkweed is in short supply, a monarch may lay more than one egg per plant. Mrs. Cunkleman worried about the egg-loaded milkweed:

  • Will the plants grow fast enough to feed the hungry larvae?

While she waited for the eggs to hatch, Mrs. Cunkleman measured the milkweed in her garden, and took photos to document changes.

Photo by Marcy Cunkleman