Monarch Caterpillar Garland Texas November 14, 2015 - 216 East Kingsbridge 75040
Monarchs must really like Garland Texas!
This morning I thought I would gather in the last of the seeds from the milkweeds in my garden before the rain. To my surprise I found a small Monarch caterpillar! He looked somewhat puny. I broke off the stem and carefully brought him into my house. He fell off the branch onto my concrete floor before I could get him into a Monarch Condo. I thought the caterpillar was a goner for sure, but ever the optimist, I picked it up and put it in the condo. Then I went back to the garden to gather more seed.
Was I surprised to find three more Monarch caterpillars! These are larger than the first one I found. They are all now warm and snug in my dining room happily munching milkweed leaves. I have all four of them in the same Monarch condo and will keep you posted on their progression to adulthood as best I can. By the way, the runt survived. He was probably lethargic from the cold this morning because after about 30 minutes in my house he is munching away at the milkweed.