Caterpillar Relocation

The Monarch caterpillars are doing so well that they ate all the leaves from some of the Butterfly Weed plants.  I gently collected these big fat ones for relocation.

The caterpillar got right to work munching on the new leaves.  Having too many Monarch caterpillars is definitely a good sign for the population.


The Sign Works!

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Monarch Butterflies spotted the sign and stopped at the Waystation.  Most of them looked faded and ragged, which may indicate that they have migrated from Mexico or a warmer part of Texas.  The arrival of the Monarchs was a welcome site, as very few have been seen in the Automatic Garden after being in a drought for several years.

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Of course, if helps to have the Monarch’s favorite Milkweed or Butterfly Weed available.  It is the plant the butterflies lay their eggs on to ensure another generation will continue the journey.

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The Monarch Caterpillar can munch through quite a few Butterfly Weed plants before forming their chrysalis.   Check out Monarch Watch by going to the website on the sign.