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August 24, 2011 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Monarch Caterpillar

Monarch Caterpillar

Almost Wordless: I planted Milkweed in my wildflower garden to attract Monarch Butterflies. Apparently it works. I spotted this little guy munching on a milkweed leaf a few days ago.

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  1. Vicki / Aug 24 2011 1:50 am

    Gorgeous!! Love the colors!
    Here’s mine: http://ratb2.blogspot.com/2011/08/wordless-wednesday_24.html

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  2. Sian / Aug 24 2011 2:01 am

    wow this shot is amazing!!

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  3. notjustlaura / Aug 24 2011 2:06 am

    Thanks for visiting NotJustReading and commenting. I used to love audiobooks as a child but these days I have too bad a case of grasshopper mind (it’s the Bipolar that causes it). I can just about watch TV but even that’s a struggle sometimes. Reading is far, far better 🙂

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  4. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Aug 24 2011 6:02 am

    The beauty of nature!

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  5. Debbie Rodgers / Aug 24 2011 9:12 am

    Incredible photo! Yes, milkweed works – in fact, ti’s the only thing that works for Monarchs as their larva feed on that alone.

    When I was a kid, there was milkweed all along the country roads, but then it became the ‘thing’ to cut or kill all the “weeds” in the ditches. Meanwhile Monarch populations decline dangerously. Sad what man has done to the earth…

    Thanks for planting milkweed – and for sharing this wonderful picture.

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    • Leslie / Aug 24 2011 8:47 pm

      I added the Milkweed last year specifically for the Monarchs and am thrilled they found it. Just because a plant has the word weed in it’s name doesn’t make it undesirable.

      I put the wildflower garden in last year and it has been one of the best additions to my yard. I’m going to add as second, larger one out front next year. It is so much better than grass. I have bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and the goldfinches eat the seeds from the coneflowers.

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  6. Jo / Aug 24 2011 9:13 am

    Wow — cool photo!

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  7. BermudaOnion / Aug 24 2011 10:13 am

    What a fabulous photo! You need to read The Butterfly’s Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe.

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    • Leslie / Aug 24 2011 8:57 pm

      Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve seen that book mentioned before and put it on my goodreads list.

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  8. pause / Aug 24 2011 12:21 pm

    nice picture!!
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  9. Marie / Aug 24 2011 12:48 pm

    Awesome shot! The caterpillar sure is beautiful. I love the colours.

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  10. Suko / Aug 24 2011 4:23 pm

    Gorgeous, amazing photo!

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  11. caite@a lovely shore breeze / Aug 24 2011 7:46 pm

    so pretty…for a creepy bug.

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  12. Leslie / Aug 24 2011 8:50 pm

    An interesting side note… I learned about the milkweed from my library. They have a Monarch terrarium with caterpillars, cocoons, and emerging butterflies on the front counter where you check out books. They release the butterflies on the prairie path. And the librarians are most happy to tell visitors all about them. So I ran out and bought Milkweed for my garden!

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