Monarch Caterpillar

A few weeks ago I wrote about my milkweed. It’s attracted many butterflies including some monarchs. Around that time one of my grandsons found this little caterpillar.

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Today we found one this size!

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This site has a lot of information about monarchs. Did you know that they usually only lay a single egg? It takes about a month to go from egg to butterfly. I do hope this little critter makes it to the butterfly stage. A July monarch, it won’t migrate and will live a few weeks to a month. Her offspring will be the ones migrating in September.

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