Friday, October 5, 2012


They're here!

  Today we discovered some welcomed visitors in our yard.

 In the spring we planted milkweed hoping to attract Monarch butterflies.

We waited and we waited. And then we waited some more. We decided they weren't coming this year. 

I guess we were wrong!

This guy isn't even on the milkweed.

He may be getting ready to make his chrysalis.  See the silky material on the right?

I'll let you know what happens! 


Candace said...

Fantastic, Michele! I've been watching for them in our yard - even planted butterfly-friendly perennials! I guess I will have to wait a while for them to fly to this side of the country!

Terry said...

How exciting! I need to plant some milkweed next year! :0)

Linda said...

That is sooooo cool Michele!!! They are beautiful!!

Handmade by Mai said...

O.k you are verf happy with tour pets, how does he look as butterfly

Carol said...

That is really exciting! Can't wait!

Houseelf said...

Wonderful! I would love a good book which shows the caterpillar and moth/butterfly as i'm not quite sure which ones go with which. I have seen the cinnabar moth caterpillars near the beach on a ragwort looking dandylion but can't recognise any others.

Needled Mom said...

Oh fun!!!!! That will be so exciting to watch.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Very cool! Can't wait to see hear (and see) if you get butterflies!