Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monarch Butterflies All Around
 
Spring is in the air at Sage Hill, and so are Monarch butterflies! We have three different kinds of species of native milkweed here on the Sage Hill property, without which, Monarchs cannot live or lay their eggs. 2017 is the biggest Monarch boom that Sage Hill has seen in a decade! Last year there were about 100, but this year, we are excited to see our Monarch butterly population already pushing 1,000.
 
Sage Hill also has their master gardener keeping a close eye on these beautiful butterflies, and tagging them. This is so we can share with guests the different types of Monarchs, as well as the development process. From where they lay their eggs, to caterpillars and chrysalises, we will be able to show visitors this process throughout the upcoming weeks.

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