Hi Im Wendy, its My first season 2019

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  • #57060

    Wendy42
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    Hi everyone, Im Wendy and Im a newbie. 2019 was my first monarch season, i stumbled across it through someone posting on my facebook page about the Monarchs plight with wasps. I had two swan plants in my garden at the time and wandered out to have a look and found I had heaps of caterpillars on the plants. I joined the Monarch Facebook page and Monarch.org and learnt how to protect the Monarchs , and so my quest began.
    Ive released 160 for my first season, its been amazing. Ive also tagged 20.
    I decided I wanted to learn even more, so Im doing the butterfly gardening course, Im loving it and learning lots.

    Cheers
    Wendy 🙂

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    Melody
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    My first season of protecting and tagging too. Been a mammoth effort. Thanks so much for your hard core dedication, Wendy. Seriously huge labour of love. I’m getting a sanctuary set up too. Looking forward to the challenges that brings. Have about 40 potted swan plants. Starting to realize I will need at least 40 more.

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    Jacqui
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    Nice to hear from you Wendy! Well done on your first year. Hope you’re enjoying the course.

    #57131

    Wendy42
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    Thanks Blake! Yes I’ve got some new plants on the go, and raising self sown seeds in pots. Husband is going to build a structure to offer munching monarchs protection this year, the mozzie nets I used worked, but it was a lot of work, so this structure covered in insect netting is going to be a lot easier this summer.

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    Blake in Porirua
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    160 in your first season! Well done! Its great you’re tagging too.

    Have a rest for the winter & grow some more plants inside now so you’re set for the onslaught next season 😉

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    scootercat
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    Hi Wendy, thanks for posting. Enjoy your caterpillars and butterflies. It’s a great pastime (obsession!).

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