Today’s post features a phone camera image I captured yesterday in my church’s butterfly garden, here in the Missouri Ozarks … a large, Monarch butterfly caterpillar.
Typically, I haven’t seen Monarch “cats” in the garden until later in the summer. But this year, the milkweed plants from last year have really re-seeded themselves and there is an untypically high number of milkweed plants … and much earlier than I typically see. Consequently, the early Monarch butterflies (that are migrating north in the spring) have found the milkweed and have laid eggs much earlier than normal.
By the way, I found 6 Monarch cats on this day!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Pixel 3 Phone camera