MONARCH BUTTERFLY EGGS AND CATERPILLAR ALERT!

Monarch butterflies, caterpillars, and eggs, here there and everywhere!

This morning I went out to my garden to collect more milkweed leaves for our current batch of caterpillars. A female was flitting about and in addition to finding half a dozen newly laid eggs, these two beautiful freshly molted third instar caterpillars were forgaing around on the milkweed foliage. We are having at least a second brood of Monarchs this summer, helped greatly but the current warm stretch of hot humid weather. If you have been raising Monarchs and think you are done for the summer, look again on your milkweed plants because you may very well have a second batch coming along.

2 thoughts on “MONARCH BUTTERFLY EGGS AND CATERPILLAR ALERT!

  1. We could learn a lot from this behavior in harmony at this point both looking for sweet nectar but not attacking each other waiting in this shot! Great observation and capture moment! Thanks Kim…:-) Dave & Kim 🙂

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