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The Hazlet Gardener

By Bob Michaels of Hazlet, a Master Gardener certified by Rutgers through the Monmouth County Master Gardener program. 
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Aug 26

Learn More About Monarchs

Posted on August 26, 2020 at 9:56 AM by the author

During July and August Monarchs migrate south to over winter in Mexico. During the southward migration they are attracted to and their diet consists of many nectar producing plants. Sunflowers and most colorful annuals, will suffice. They occasionally feed on my Mexican sunflowers on their southward journey

Spring is the beginning of the monarch's breeding season  As they migrate north they lay their eggs.  Monarchs only lay their eggs on milkweed because when the caterpillar emerges they only feed on milkweed. Many varieties of milkweed are available Hazlet area garden centers. 

  1. Monarch photo by Bob Michaels


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