This is the reason for all the milkweed plants in my garden. I like to have some of them, but they have almost taken over my garden. Can't get rid of them no matter how much I try - they must have a long tap root!!!!! There are rewards - monarch caterpillars :)
I didn't see where she made her chrysalis, but this morning I saw a monarch butterfly flitting around my garden. That makes it worthwhile to have some milkweeds in my garden!!!!!
So exciting!!!! This morning as I was rambling through my forest of milkweeds I spotted a couple caterpillars :) Come to find out on a little more examination there were eight!!!! Probably more, but I didn't want to disturb them too much. I snapped a couple pics!
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