FOY Monarch Cat

Today’s post features a phone-camera image I captured a few days ago in our Lake of the Ozarks butterfly garden. Last week I found 3 Monarch butterfly caterpillars, which is much earlier than I usually see them!  These first-of-year caterpillars were all busy chomping on butterfly weed … two were found in our lake home […]

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Monarch Caterpillar Macros

Yesterday I traveled to my Master Gardener friend’s butterfly garden near Paola, Kansas, for some photography. Today’s post includes a few of the images I captured of a single, Monarch Butterfly caterpillar that was busy feeding on a Milkweed plant. The caterpillar was very small, maybe 3/4-inch long at best. Here are my favorites images […]

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Beauty in the Making … (Re-post)

(This post was originally posted in June, 2010) While wandering through my nearby prairie meadow a few days ago, I found 3 of these beautiful creatures on some Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa). What a joy to watch them munchin’ on the foliage of the Butterfly Weed, knowing that soon they would be transforming into pupas, […]

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