I was very excited last night to discover that some monarchs who passed through our yard finally made use of my milkweed plants. I thought you guys might like to see the outcome.
Five caterpillars! I’m quite pleased because I’ve had milkweed for four years now and this is the first time I’ve found caterpillars. Also, these particular two plants were volunteers.
I have my fingers crossed no raccoons try to snack on these guys. Once they make chrysalisses, I'm going to put them in an enclosure to keep them protected.