Yesterday, we counted 7 Monarch Butterfly caterpillers on one Milk Weed plant in our backyard. We have been watching the Monarchs feed on the plant since we got it. My question is that when they eat up all of the leaves, where do they go next?
Winnie #3109 Red Tractor Girl Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
oh fun to watch. enjoy. Where do they go next, I don't know. Milkweeds grow like weeds up here, so we have alot. I always leave them if they pop up in a flower bed. Hopefully they make their cocoon where you can watch them change.
That is so cool Winnie! Doesnt ir make you feel so good to know you are helping the monarch population?? We have 3 milkweed and a few caterpillars ourselves! I want to baby them like a mother hen! Lol!! Wtg!
Farmgirl #7703 FGOTM January 2018 Dianna "Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
How cool! I remember raising a Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar when I was in school. It was one of the most memorable things we did. Thanks for sharing a picture. I hope they all find safe homes and make it to be beautiful butterflies!!
I love butterflies but we have not had near the amount of bees and butterflies that we normally have...I have a butterfly bush in our front yard...Normally the butterflies flock to it every Summer...This year there have only been a few...Makes me sad not to see these little creatures...
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