Caterpillars Everywhere!

 - by KitchenPantryScientist

It’s August and Minnesota is crawling with Monarch caterpillars!  They’re on the swamp milkweed and the ditch milkweed almost everywhere you look!  We brought one home from the cabin with us last weekend and it’s happily munching milkweed and growing fat on our screened-in porch, soon to be dreaming in a chrysalis.  If you get a chance, check out my post on finding and taking care of your own monarch caterpillar and go on a hunt for your own caterpillar!

Metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly is truly one of nature’s more spectacular exhibits and is absolutely free of charge!


Our caterpillar has attached itself to a leaf and is hanging upside down in a J.  We’re watching for it to change into a chrysalis and will try to capture it on film, although it happens very fast!

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