Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monarch Caterpillar!!

My daughter was at the house late (past midnight) and as she was leaving, spied a caterpillar on the milkweed in the flower bed at the front porch (see the post for 9/12 just below this one). I couldn't see well because I didn't have my glasses on and the only light source was from the front porch light. It appeared to be a monarch caterpillar. I just checked it out on Google and, yep, that's what it is. I'm excited! I just hope it's still there in the morning so that I can try to get a photo. Here are a few links (hope they work).
(there's a video you can watch featuring an extremely hungry caterpillar)


  1. Monarchs are really popular up north, but I've not seen many here, so I'm glad you got the caterpillar! They do love that milkweed!

  2. Monarchs are everywhere up here and I don't ever remember seeing this many of them at one time, but they are so beautiful to watch. Good links to see them in action, up close and personal. Smile today. :)