Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch Caterpillar –

Today I found this monarch caterpillar. Isn’t it beautiful?

I love the yellow, white, and black stripes that wind around its body. Soon it will make its chrysalis and turn into a majestic Monarch butterfly, with beautiful black and orange colored wings. I wish I could keep it and see the future butterfly that will come out, but I had to leave it alone because it only eats milkweed, and there is none around my house.  This butterfly is eating on a butterfly weed, which is a type of milkweed.

Monarchs spend the winter in Mexico.  They head north in spring and work their way north all summer.  Monarchs live in most states east of the Rockies.

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