Tag Archives: monarch caterpillar

Sights of Summer

Another summer is winding down. My awesome peach crop was eaten but not by us.  We were able to pick quite a few but something ate the rest (probably birds and squirrels) leaving us these reminders that we are not the only ones on the farm that like peaches. Both pecan trees have pecans this […]

August Blooms

I noticed summer fading at 8:15 last night. I remember when my boys were little and being thankful when the days were getting shorter.  This meant I could get them in the house a few minutes earlier, wash a days worth of dirt from their bodies, and get some food in them before ten o’clock. […]

Monarch Butterfly Update

Monarch season is over for the year. You watched the baby caterpillars grow and make their chrysalis to start another generation of monarchs. This year, I was able to tag 50 monarchs.  As we speak, volunteers in El Rosario, Mexico have begun the long process of collecting tagged butterflies.  Of the millions that are there, I […]

Caterpillar Cribs

Remember when I showed you this monarch egg? I went back to check a couple of days later and found this If you do start collecting caterpillars to raise, you need to be able to house them accordingly. This is the setup I use for the babies. Add some screening, some small twigs, and screw the cap into […]

The Plight of the Monarch Butterfly

Most people don’t think about where butterflies come from. Or where there end up for that matter. We enjoy their presence and beauty and then go about our day. The Monarch butterfly has a very interesting, albeit, short life. The migration pattern is considered one of nature’s greatest wonders. Monarchs are the only butterflies that will […]