The Monarch butterfly or butterflies that visited our milkweed plants must have laid some eggs. Last week I found several Monarch caterpillars crawling and munching on the plants.
However, after a few days they disappeared one at a time, even after new ones were hatched. Today, there are none left. I would like to think they became Monarch butterflies, but I am very afraid that the birds got them before they could do that. Perhaps I should put some netting over the plants as a barrier against birds, but it may already be too late for this year.