Saturday, August 13, 2011
I've been waiting all summer to see a monarch caterpillar and here is a nice big one!! As one of my former students pointed out, "They are Steelers' colors". Maybe this is why I love them so much?? Though I've seen adult butterflies off and on, this is the first caterpillar on my milkweed. I sure hope I see lots more. I have some type of red beetle and an invasive looking yellow jacket on much of my milkweed. I believe these invasives have hurt the monarch population by interfering with their food supply.