Friday, August 7, 2015

Nature Photo of the Week - Week 32 - In My Hand

We were excited to find this big monarch caterpillar this week munching on milkweed. Normally, when we find caterpillars they are much smaller. The fact that this one survived in the wild for this long without getting eaten is amazing!

After observing it for some time, we placed it in our monarch raising container along with some milkweed leaves from our backyard. Soon we'll watch it transform itself into a chrysalis to a butterfly. It's always an awe-inspiring process to observe.

This is for the 32nd Nature Photo of the Week with the theme "In My Hand."

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