|First lily of the season|
|Found this big guy this morning. Don't know how I missed him.|
Meanwhile, I have counted four milkweed plants with caterpillar activity. And as many times as I check on them, I was surprised to find a really big guy on one of the leaves.
There are also the disappointments. Seeing signs of caterpillar presence and then not finding anything. Ants like to eat eggs and larvae and will take it back to their own nests to feed their colony. Spiders and Asian lady beetle larvae and adults also take their toll.
|Yep, that's caterpillar poop!|
With all this concentrating on the caterpillar, I need to start thinking of planting some more nectar plants for the adult butterflies to feed on. If it ever stops raining long enough to plant something!