Rubish Tuesday #13
5 hours ago
|selfie at the Darcy McGee pub!|
|Nothing says summer like eating outdoors!|
|Not great photos with the videocam,|
but easier to take selfies
than with my camera!
|Me an' my girl!|
|I'm encouraging milkweed|
even in my gardens!
|The second one I've found!|
|This sap has poisons in it, called Cardiac Glycosides. Some animals can eat the glycosides and not be harmed. When the Monarch butterfly's caterpillar munches the leaves of milkweed, the glycosides go into its body, making the caterpillar poisonous to predators. Even after the caterpillar has changed into an adult butterfly, it keeps the glycosides in its body.|
|Milkweed Tussock caterpillars|
They devour the entire leaf!
Thankfully, we have a lot of milkweed about.
Many have the same hairy appearance
with a wide variety of colours.
|Can you believe the size of it?!|