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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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08.01.2019 It’s monarch munch time

Until they go into their cocoons it’s all about fattening up. I am always amazed that all I have to do is brush against a milkweed leaf and it will exude its milky liquid while the caterpillar can chow down … 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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