June 30, 2010

Of Monarchs and Milkweed



The second generation of Monarch caterpillars have hatched and are now eating their way through the milkweed plants on the northwest corner of our farm.  We love having the Monarch butterflies visiting the flowers every year and so too we welcome the caterpillars.  There is little that is more fascinating than the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly.  We'll be keeping an eye out for the chrysalises and try to get some photos of those as well.  The farm is a splendid place for a naturalist, there's so much to look at and so many discoveries to make.



1 comment:

Cricket said...

Wow those are some really great photos, amazing color!