Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Monarch and Swallowtail Caterpillars Update


I still can't believe how many monarch and swallowtail caterpillars we ended up having.  There were way too many for the number of edible plants we had in their enclosure.  As a result we transferred most of them to their appropriate plants out in the open.  For the first time ever, I purposely put caterpillars on plants in our garden.  A bit bizarre, but the kids thought it was great fun and I'm OK with them eating milkweed, dill and parsley.
Swallowtail caterpillar
monarch caterpillars

monarch caterpillar
newly hatched monarch caterpillars

2 comments:

Becky said...

I absolutely love caterpillars and butterflies, and am jealous/happy that you've got this wonderful close up view of their lives (that you're sharing with us!). :)

Anonymous said...

where is Dennis' blog?????