Monarch Caterpillars

Here it’s the 20th of July and I’ve only seen one monarch butterfly!

My gardens haven’t had much attention this summer. Very few butterflies have flown through the yard or visited any of the few flowers.


Monarch butterflies (and many other butterflies species) usually visit butterflyweed.


This summer, there’s only been the one in this picture.


Only these flowers persist on the cluster of plants.

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 And then I found a monarch caterpillar in the leaves of the butterflyweed.

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Bright colors in nature are warning colors.

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 You eat me and I’ll make you sick.”


The monarch butterflies are toxic too.

5 responses to this post.

  1. It is a treat to look at your blog, such beautiful pictures.


  2. I’ve only seen 3 so far and couldn’t get a photo of any of them. I’m glad you did!


  3. Posted by micah on February 22, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    the pictures won’t show up


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