Meet our new roommates….
Squirmy and Fred, our monarch caterpillars…
and Dooky (don’t ask!), our salt marsh caterpillar.
I was so excited to finally find some Monarch caterpillars. So looking forward to the exquisite jade green and gold chrysalis they make. By far my favorite caterpillar to keep and feed! Thank you, God, for the abundant amount of milkweed in our backyard fields! Monarch’s food of choice.
Gabe informed me that he thinks the cute furry gray guy is a salt marsh caterpillar (cousin to the woolly bear but non-banded). Good to know. Can’t wait to find out!
This is our third year keeping caterpillars and it has turned into a tradition that I quite look forward to in August ~ September!
Think we shall be reading this during the school week ~