Critters in my garden

Yanking some of the Golden Alexander in my garden (which is technically not invasive, but does spread and needs some aggressive yanking to control it), I happened upon this little critter enjoying one of the leaves. I was happy for the help in keeping the plant under control.



9 thoughts on “Critters in my garden

  1. Nona Josten

    Madeline, it looks like a monarch caterpillar! Is it? Are there milk weed near by? Curious, Nona

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. Madeline Bialecki Post author

      One of my cousins is our resident expert on all things Monarch butterflies, and she confirmed it is a Monarch caterpillar and suggested I put some milkweed nearby, which I have done. The Monarchs are so beautiful–and it turns out so are they in caterpillar stage.


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