Sunday, November 24, 2013

MCats Part Two

We had been keeping our eyes on nine monarch caterpillars, hoping at least a few would stick around to take the next step.  After eating nearly every leaf off the milkweed plants and growing bigger and bigger, they began to make their way to the other plants in the same bed.  Since they don't eat anything except milkweed and they had left it, we crossed our fingers.









Look where this one is!  I was so excited, since this makes him easy to spot and keep track of.





I will be boring you with more photos.  Count on it!


25 comments:

Hartwood Roses said...

It's good to see that someone else is as fascinated by seemingly-silly stuff as I am! Caterpillars, birds, lizards ... just about anything novel outdoors. In the case of these little guys, they're almost like outdoor pets.

Deborah said...

Never bored!

YeamieWaffles said...

I'm the exact opposite of bored, I want to see more and more, we don't get caterpillars this zany over here or maybe we do and I just haven't taken the time to sit down and appreciate them before until these photos.

CiCi said...

Not boring at all. Rather, looking forward to seeing more photos.

George said...

I'm not bored at all -- I always enjoy seeing wonderful pictures. I'm already looking forward to Part 3.

TexWisGirl said...

(this is like my series on the whistler babies!) keeping us in suspense!

mama .bonnie said...

I happen to like your photos too! Not boring at all. In fact still trying to figure out what the caterpillar is crawling on in the last photo....

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Monarchs are so beautiful. I love to see the whole process!

Betsy Adams said...

That is just so neat --but it does surprise me that it is happening this time of year. BUT--you are in Florida, so---maybe they will do just fine… I know how exciting it is to you all to watch them!!!!! Keep these photos coming.
Hugs,
Betsy

Saraheinä said...

I won't be bored :). I love butterflies in every steps of their transformation.

SweetMarie said...

If this is boredom, bring it on! Beautiful photos!
Glad you got some cool weather. :)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So exciting! Gorgeous photos and I'm looking forward to more!
Blessings,
Cindy

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Fun little creatures! I'm glad you'll have more for us to enjoy.

Take good care, and feel blessed. You are.

xoRobyn

Linda said...

Oh, I hope they do well. I was reading yesterday that the monarch population has declined greatly.

Barbara said...

Not bored at all!! I'm eager to watch their progress!

Ami said...

Looking forward to seeing them as they become butterflies.

I can no longer say the word caterpillar without serious concentration. Almost every child in my care says 'cattlepidder' and I've heard it so often that it's replaced the correct pronunciation in my head. :)

So good luck with the cattlepidders.
:-D

Terri Buster said...

No boredom here- I think they are beautiful!

Betty Manousos said...

i'm not bored at all my friend.
i always enjoy seeing your wonderful shots. and these close-ups are just superb!

big hugs~

Cheryl said...

Those are so huge! Almost like you could put those in a cage or something ;-P Are those the same caterpillars that eat tomato plants?

Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful photos. Nicely captured from different sides...

I Wonder Wye said...

this is exciting to me! I look forward to watching progress reports! Thanks for sharing -- and happy Thanksgiving dear friend...

Katie said...

what an awesome perspective on that last shot! love it!

chana meddin said...

"If I spent enough time
with the tiniest creature -
even a caterpillar -
I would never have to prepare a sermon.
So full of God is every creature."
~ Meister Eckhart
Ms. A, you find Wonder in what so few would even notice, that is the Magnificence of your photography to me! Happy Thanksgiving, Every Chair at your table filled with every member of your family! Go MICHAEL!

Betty Manousos said...

just stopping by to say hi and wish you and yours a wonderful and family filled thanksgiving!!

big hugs~

Sally said...

Loving your photo's MsA! You simply amaze me. :)

xoxo