I took these photos on April 19th and since then I haven’t been able to find more caterpillars or any chrysalises despite seeing quite a few monarch butterflies flitting about and landing on the milkweed as well as additional eggs throughout the month. I’m not sure if they are being predated on or if our storms shortly after taking these photos influenced their outcome. Likely a combination of both which is a little depressing.
It’s been a little hectic around here and while I’ve had plenty of things to write I’ve been trying to stay on top of multiple things. We went camping over the weekend and I’ve processed all of those photos and now just need to turn them into blog posts. I have another blog post in my head that’s about a little more on the ‘thoughts’ line of posts but that’s going to take some time to get out of my head and onto the computer.
There’s a new podcast up at The Garden Path Podcast today! More from me soon!