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


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?????