Monarch Caterpillars at work

One benefit to carrying Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ‘Soulmate’ at work is getting to see this as it happens. I hope I’m able to catch it emerging, it should be any day now.


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Plant lover living in Toronto, Canada where I grow a wide range of plants in a very small space.
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6 Responses to Monarch Caterpillars at work

  1. meemsnyc says:

    Wow! That is so awesome that you have a cocoon on your milkweed!

  2. Great photo! I wish I had one to watch! I just went and checked my asclepias 'Cinderella' but nothing……

  3. Andrew says:

    Thanks. We moved the stem the pupa was on onto a larger shrub that was less likely to sell (or fall over) which is a good thing I guess because someone bought the last two plants we had in stock. I pointed out the remaining catterpillars on them and she said she'd be careful getting them home and planted without disturbing them, so hopefully they'll be in good hands.

  4. Julie says:

    Beautiful process! I hope they will be in good hands, too!!! (I'm sure they will be). 🙂

  5. One time at a nursery I plucked off several swallotail larvae and jamed them on to a small fennel. The cashier thought I cashed in. But viva the monarchs!! I have a dozen inside now from just-out-of-egg stage to chrysalis.

  6. Stiletto says:

    How wonderful Mother Nature is!

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