Sunday, October 28, 2007

Monarch caterpillar report

Apparently, we have them at the arboretum.

I found a number of caterpillars in the big milkweed patch at the west end of the arboretum.

I felt a momentary rush of excitement when I came upon what looked like metamorphosis in progress. Sadly, something had gone wrong. The caterpillar/pupa was dead.

But there is still a whole season ahead of us.
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