252/365 Danaus plexippus

…otherwise known as the Monarch Butterfly!!!

This week I noticed there were two caterpillars munching on the milkweed that grows along the driveway. Soon they will each form a chrysalis and in a couple of weeks emerge as butterflies. Monarchs have been in decline in recent years, so I am happy if I can help a few more fly off into the world.

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-Tooks in Southcentral PA

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5 Responses to 252/365 Danaus plexippus

  1. torc365 says:

    One of the caterpillars I remember as a child from books like the Little Caterpillar!!

    Vana

  2. torc365 says:

    What a cool shot! Such a pretty caterpillar, too.

    Calma

  3. torc365 says:

    He’ll be ready for his chrysalis soon! Nice shot! (The girls and I raised one once, which was fascinating. They named her Princess Stripey. Turns out Princess Stripey was actually Prince Stripey, but that’s sometimes just the way of things. šŸ˜‰ )

    Lali

  4. slkern says:

    Ah, milkweed and monarchs! There are some seasonal things I do really miss on that side of the pond *sigh* šŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing Tooks šŸ™‚
    Crys

  5. torc365 says:

    Very nice! I’m still trying to get a picture of an adult. They overwinter here but are camera shy around me!

    ~ ateelah

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