This week Tina is hosting the weekly Lens-Artists Challenge. The theme is What A Treat . In my walks through my neighborhood since Covid began, I have seen chickens, tortoises, Halloween decorations, and fairy gardens. The most exciting that I’ve seen is the real live science lesson that I came across earlier this week! Posted inside this family’s fairy garden was the sign below.
I took a closer look and, indeed, saw several of the fritillary caterpillars.
Several years ago I planted milkweed in my backyard to attract monarch butterflies and I have seen one or two hovering around lately. As I studied this site I thought to myself, “Maybe we have caterpillars, too, and I just haven’t looked closely enough to see them.” Sure enough, when I arrived home, here is what I found!
I haven’t found a chrysalis yet, but am guessing that I will see one soon!
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