|Monarchs in the garden|
|So very tiny|
|4 days later|
But there were no caterpillars. Nada. None. It was
very disappointing as overall monarch populations are down. Thankfully, this year I found at least a dozen little caterpillar eggs on my milkweed plants (yeah, I have become so obsessed, I can recognize butterfly eggs!) A few days later they hatched. I was excited, but couldn't take any of them into the house as I was leaving on vacation. They need a constant supply of fresh milkweed, so I had to leave them to nature. When I got back, I could only find three, but oh my, how they've grown.
|12 days later and still growing!|