Here’s a tiny mystery for you!
What are these dots on the leaf? And for a bonus, what is the plant?
Check in with you later for your guesses!
Too tiny to make out? How about this one?
Or this one?
These are Monarch butterfly eggs! The female Monarch always lays them on a species of milkweed. This is the Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca. In six days the teeny caterpillar will hatch.
As it eats the milkweed leaves, it grows–this one about a week old.
The butterfly emerges in 10-14 days, ready to start the process all over again!