Monarch caterpillars, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
You are gentle, and stunningly beautiful;
You don’t mind sharing a milkweed branch with a sibling;
You can hang upside down, while shedding your skin;
(See those smaller feet it has just shed? This rather blows my mind.)
You are big! Your color is bold and intricate, and you turn into the most beautiful butterflies.
You are welcome in my garden any day, along with your adult self, and I will happily provide all the milkweed you can eat. Thanks for stopping by my garden! – Kaye
Category: Monarch Butterfly