I had a really fun time photographing a Monarch Caterpillar…I am easy to entertain!
We have some Common Milkweed along the back driveway.
They eat Milkweed and they poop until they grow large enough to go through the pupa/chrysalis stage. This one might be a really lucky one that will migrate and live someplace warm for the winter!
I was happy to see one Caterpillar…this is the first one I have seen this year. Years ago we had many many Monarch Caterpillars. We used to sell several varieties of Milkweed and would always ask with or without? Some of the high heeled fancy matchy matchy ladies would say without what ? …CATARPILLARS of course…turns out they didn’t want any bugs on their Milkweed (never fear I thought to myself the “bugs” will find them! )…other ladies in gardening hats sporting sensible shoes and dirty fingernails would say “Yes could I have more than one?” Milkweed is the only food source for the Monarch Caterpillar.