June 1st marked the first day that we spotted a monarch here in Minnesota.
Since then, the girls have been looking for eggs on the bottom of the milkweed leaves to see if there are any.
This year we are planning to go out more often and look for eggs and caterpillars, so we can raise more monarchs.
It is such a fascinating process to see them move through the stages from caterpillar to butterfly. Visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/picturesbyann to see more pictures of the caterpillars in various stages of growth and the release process.
This evening on our nature walk, we spotted two more monarchs! A nice way to end the day.