We visited Ann and Stefan at Board’s Honey Farm on Friday. As usual, it was very informative and enjoyable.
Along the way we had to stop to take a few pix…
Big swamp between Hwy 524 and Restoule:
On Saturday we checked the maturity of the milkweed patch,
and found a huge crop of Milkweed Tussock Caterpillars skeletonizing the leaves of a single milkweed plant:
About 4 hours later, the top was gone and the colony had descended to the bottommost leaves of the same plant.
On a nearby Ash tree I saw this chrysalis of some sort of moth/butterfly. We’ll keep an eye on it.
Although we’ve checked that site for Monarch chrysalises many times, we’ve yet to see one. I wonder how far those Monarch caterpillars travel before attaching to something.