Aubrey James Shepherd's unique view from Fayetteville, Arkansas
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.