Monarch & swallowtail cats

KaraLynn(z9 FL, Inverness, Citrus)July 3, 2013

I was finally able to get out into the garden yesterday after work without getting drenched by the rain and found that there are a lot of monarch and swallowtail catepillars in the garden. I counted at least 3 dozen swallowtail cats on the fennel and about a dozen monarchs scattered about the garden on the milkweed. The monarchs are really fat and happy this year!

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KaraLynn(z9 FL, Inverness, Citrus)

And the swallowtails have more then enough fennel to much on as the plants have been growing like crazy with all of this rain.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 11:40AM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

So cool! I wish Cathy didn't hate having cats around, I'm only allowed to have nectars.... :-(

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 5:51PM
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ellusionz

Are there milkweeds that don't get covered in those other icky beetle type bugs? I was going to get some for my yard, but after seeing those and then after reading on google thats like their only foods source...

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 10:25PM
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