Caterpillars to Monarchs Progress

Letting milkweed grow in the fields and in Island gardens is working! Next step is letting nature take its course.

Jane Crary wrote, “I planted milkweed and now have these caterpillars which I recently learned will become Monarch butterflies. Some people are getting rid of them not knowing what the next phase of their lives is. The orange is oleander aphids, but if one were to try to get rid of them, one would kill the eggs of the butterfly.”

Monarch Caterpillar. Photo Credit: Jane Crary

The Evans family has a special treat in progress on their front porch window casing!

Monarch cocoon. Photo Credit: Kat Evans Sep18

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