Operation: Save the Monarch Caterpillars

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Surprised again by finding Monarch Caterpillars on the Butterfly Weed.

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A female must have passed by and left her eggs.

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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.

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Soon the young Caterpillars recovered and climbed up the plants.  They should only have to spend a day or two inside.


3 Comments on “Operation: Save the Monarch Caterpillars”

  1. mattb325 says:

    That is excellent. I love how you are saving even just a couple of these wonderful butterflies!

  2. Awww! Cute ‘pillars!

  3. Way to go! How thoughtful of you to do that.


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