We checked out the milkweed patch and found a big crop of Monarch Caterpillars reaching maturity:
A couple of km away this Monarch was collecting nectar from this plant named after Joe Pie:
It was very close to the big patch of milkweed across the road from W’s Marina so we might see some larvae there this year. Good!!
I included this photo because it gets the variation in maturity of the flower head of this spirea.:
Over the last week I have noticed that the warblers are no longer singing. And I haven’t seen any. I suspect that the yellow warbler families have fledged and have started their southbound journey.
Tom, great light and detail of the caterpillars.
The visual detailing of the Monarch Caterpillars was “spot-on”. The maturing variations of flower heads differ in intricacy so thank you for this view of their progression. A resounding “Good” for the Monarchs.