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22 April 2012
Monarchs approaching our latitude
Map from Journey North. We have milkweed plants about 6" high in the front yard, waiting for them, but to my amazement, this year some animals - apparently rabbits - are browsing the milkweed and consuming the leaves. The plant has so many defensive toxins that I'm surprised to see this happening; I've never seen it before. Perhaps the immature spikes don't have all the chemical defenses that a mature one harbors.