Sunday, September 19, 2010

Oh, say can you see? Monarch caterpillars in the dawn's early light

Please click on image to ENLARGE a swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) about to be leafless on September 19, 2010, as several monarch caterpillars consume its leaves and even parts of its stem as they prepare to prepare to become the generation of monarchs that must migrate far into Mexico to the forests where they must spend the winter and return to the U.S. to lay eggs that will become the first generation of 2011.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nobody else on the Internet has anything approaching this photo. Thanks for what you do.