Our pet caterpillars

This spring, we bought our first milkweed to create a natural butterfly habitat.  Milkweed is the host plant for monarchs, and ours came with a tiny caterpillar.  Watching the transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis to a beautiful butterfly was awesome!! This is Day 1.  It got windy at night, so we kept the milkweed plant […]

Monarch Love

We adore visiting the local butterfly garden and observing these fascinating creatures. There were at least 11 caterpillars in all stages on one milkweed plant. Milkweed is the host plant for caterpillars.  Monarch butterflies need these to survive.   Monarch chrysalides are green and will change to brown, yellow and orange when ready to emerge. […]