Monday, August 12, 2019

dry milkweed blossoms

The stalks on this milkweed blossom are drying and as they become dried out and brittle they fall from the plant. Realising that the little monarch butterfly caterpillar climbing on the blossom stalks might fall to the ground and be lost from its food source of mlkweed leaves, I took the caterpillar and picked a fresh milkweed leaf and placed them together in a cage for its safety and development. In about two weeks time this little caterpillar should be in its chrysalis stage, after which it will become an adult Monarch butterfly, then hopefully on its way to Mexico for its wintering! Nature is magical! Please help protect Nature's many, many delicate, beautiful creatures!


eileeninmd said...

Neat capture if the caterpillar! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Neat photo! I missed the caterpillar at first glance.