Blink and you miss it…
Buds are beginning to appear on the milkweed plants here in Minnesota. The caterpillars are growing fast. Many of them have already entered second and third instar stages. That means they have shed two or three times. It’s amazing how quickly they grow… and how much they eat!
When I get the chance to watch them shed their skin or hatch from an egg or emerge from their chrysalis, I am always so grateful. How often do you get to watch a mini-miracle of nature.
Found 16 more eggs and 4 more cats…
Total = 121 monarchs collected and in the nursery
From My Monarch Garden