Monarch Butterflies at Winter’s Hill

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This is our first sighting of a monarch at Winter’s Hill in June of 2014.

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We were excited to find both caterpillars and a chrysalis on July 13!! The caterpillar is feeding on milkweed which we planted 5 years ago. It is the only plant on which monarch caterpillars feed.

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The chrysalis was hanging on the lower fence railing just in front of the milkweed plant which is the only host plant on which the caterpillar feeds. There were 3 caterpillars but we only saw 1 chrysalis. On the next picture the chrysalis is hanging on the lower railing and there is a caterpillar on the other.

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About Russell Gladhart

A passion for wine, agriculture, and family business has taken me around the world on an exciting tour. Winter's Hill Estate is a family partnership with my wife Delphine and my parents, where we produce Pinot noir, Pinot gris, and Pinot blanc from our 30 acre vineyard in the Dundee Hills.

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