Monday, 20 August 2018

Monarchs continue to be prolific!

I cannot believe them! All of these are on 4 or 5 plants in the front yard, under the front porch, near the steps. There are some people bringing in all the caterpillars that they find to raise them in their homes. I'm not in favour of that. One naturalist has 19 of them in his apartment. I'm just watching mine in the front garden. I found that mine are being crowded. I moved a couple of them, as they were on a plant that was denuded of leaves!

Here is a newly hatched one. When you look underside of the leaf, there is an older one!

Can you see the three on this plant?

I went outside to count them, again, and found one putting itself into a chrysalis. I HAD to set up the trailcam. This is sped up by 50%, and it did this for hours. I just kept taping it, and choosing a few minutes to upload.

I also moved a tufted milkweed moth caterpillar to another plant, as they are competition for the food source.

Around The World 

The kids are another day in Osaka. I miss them!
This day, there was a big surprise. Momma and Papa surprised the girls by taking them on the subway to Universal Studios. That was epic. Josee has memorized all of the Harry Potter books, they have read them all. They were on some rides, as well. There were lineups everywhere, but lots of thrills.


Anvilcloud said...

It's great to see them doing so well once again.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
that's a lot of Monarchs... love that little vid of the cocooning. The travellers look happy. YAM xx

Powell River Books said...

When I was teaching I took a few caterpillars (swallowtails I believe) into the classroom for the kids to watch. Then we released the butterflies out on the playground. - Margy

Angie said...

How fabulous! I enjoyed watching the video … it is still amazing to consider the total life transformation of butterflies and moths.

William Kendall said...

I saw a monarch yesterday, flying around the gardens at the museum of nature.

Red said...

Sounds like very good year for Monarchs.

Olga said...

I am so happy to be seeing monarchs once again!

Christine said...

great news about the butterfies!