On Saturday, July 27, the Program participants surveyed the population of monarch butterflies close to the P3 parking lot (Gamelin and the Gatineau Parkway). Thanks to dedicated work, we inspected almost 1600 milkweed plants on which we observed 23 eggs, 6 caterpillars and 2 adults. This survey effort fits within Mission Monarch, which is run, in Eastern Canada, by the Montréal Insectarium. Its purpose is to collect information and protect the species.
Text, photos, and above video by Marina Torreblanca (translation by Simon Landry)