Monarch Update

They're moving over to the nearby Agave augustifolia now and preparing to become butterflies.  Mission accomplished.  What a relief!  
Monarch Caterpillar on Agave photo whew8090_zpsc8888469.jpg

Monarch Caterpillar on Agave photo whew8085_zps6de0014a.jpg 
 

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  1. Excellent! How many surviving do you have? I'm eager to see if my first Asclepias in a few years has attracted any Monarch parents.

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    1. There are about a half-dozen Chrysalis on the Agave that I can see (but I suspect many more), and ten caterpillars still on the last leafed Asclepias.

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  2. This is so fun! Love your photos!

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  3. Great, I am looking forward to see the butterfly!

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  4. Well done. Hope you get to actually see the butterflies as they emerge as well.

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    1. I do sort of feel like I've accomplished something. It's a kick!

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  6. Isn't it interesting that the caterpillars move to another plant to pupate? Wonderful pictures of this little invasion, by the way!

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    1. Well, there's nothing left of the plants they ate, so I can't say it's not unexpected. ;^) The Agave is nice and sturdy. I hope it serves them well.

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