Operation: Save the Monarch CaterpillarsPosted: January 7, 2015
Surprised again by finding Monarch Caterpillars on the Butterfly Weed.
A female must have passed by and left her eggs.
There is going to be a cold snap here, not as bad as up north, but none the less cold for the Gulf Coast with temperatures dropping to the 20’s. I dug up some young Butterfly Weed plants and collected the Caterpillars still hanging on some large leaves. They rolled up and dropped after being moved.
Soon the young Caterpillars recovered and climbed up the plants. They should only have to spend a day or two inside.