23 May 2010
The Monarchs have arrived in Wisconsin
The white egg itself (click photo to enlarge) is actually sort of camouflaged because it looks like a droplet of milkweed sap exuding
These photos were taken at the edge of a field which a farmer is in the process of enlarging to accommodate a larger corn harvest. Unfortunately, he has extended it into a patch of milkweed that has been growing there for a long time (it takes several years for a milkweed to build up a root system sufficient to support a flowering several-foot-tall plant).