Danaus plexippus

Plant some milkweed, and you’ll get some monarchs.

Caterpillar photo

Several caterpillars hatched out pretty late in the year, almost certainly past the time at which they should have left for Mexico. There’s plenty to eat here however so maybe they won’t mind.

Chrysallis photo

The kids found this chrysallis on the fence, quite some distance from where any milkweed is planted.

Butterfly photo

Two adults, including this big one, were all over the garden this afternoon.

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