We have 18 Monarch Caterpillars, 9 are Chrysalises. We even found more Caterpillars on the outdoor Milkweed which was surprising since the temperature got down to 22F last week.
Since the weather is supposed to be in the 60′s until the weekend, we are leaving the ones we found outside in the outdoor Butterfly enclosure.
Honestly it’s quite surprising we have so many Caterpillars, it’s January! The good news is that all of the Caterpillars appear really healthy. The bad news is we are quickly running out of Milkweed. None of the leaves look that great, but they appear to be good enough for the Caterpillars and they are also nibbling on the seed pods.
I called Buchanan’s Native Plants this weekend to check on their Milkweed inventory, and they have none. I also called Joshua’s Native Plants. Joshua said they were hoping to get some Milkweed on Tuesday, so Leecy will drive over there tomorrow.