Tag Archives: Monarch butterfly larva

07/13/2020-2 Macro Monarch Monday

We have at least two monarch larvae so far.  At least I have seen a monarch caterpillar twice at a distance from each sighting along the driveway.  Maybe the first one went for a long hike and was the second … Continue reading

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09.14.2018 The More Monarchs the Merrier

Just one image to show but yesterday we had 5 caterpillars on our milkweed plants. That’s more than we’ve ever had at one time and this year without a doubt has been our best ever.  Of course, we do have … Continue reading

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08.25.2018 Flying Flower Caterpillars

Well, I hinted to Ann (Gallivanta) earlier that I would post a flower today, but I’ll save those for later. I’ve been experiencing great luck with Monarch larvae this summer.  I know one perished for sure and am not sure … Continue reading

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07.15.2017 My Holy Grail of Larvae

I think most everyone is aware of the decreasing Monarch Butterfly population.  As far as their caterpillars are concerned, I saw nary a one for the last three or so years and maybe one or two adults total during that … Continue reading

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08.08.2014 At last!!!!

I think most of the visitors to this blog are aware of the sinking numbers of Monarchs.  I have seen very few over the last few years and none this year at all.  Until last night.  As the light faded … Continue reading

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