Tuesday, 20 July 2010

The Heir Apparent to the Monarch

Here is the little guy. He sure is growing fast. I lost sight of them for a time but I can find them easily now.
The Heir Apparent is well on his way

This generation of the Monarch will only live for a total of about 3 to 4 months. The next generation will live to be more than 8 months and travel to Mexico and back.

Here is the seed pod of the Next Generation of the Milk Weed. Next year's home for this Monarch Butter-fly's Grandkids. It is rather neat how Nature just ticks along in harmony with it self.


  1. I have never seen a monarch caterpillar! Looks like the butterfly! Grea tpost and I love your area - been there many times as I am of Canadian descent.

  2. Fantastic, I love it here very much as well. That said my first love is Nova Scotia

  3. I brought one of those caterpillars home once and observed the magical transformation. magic, indeed! Ann