Hello, this is Ann, known to Fishscale Girl as her person. She is away on an adventure, but that’s another story!
Fishscale Girl and I had such a great time learning about monarch butterflies at Vander Veer Botanical Park, that we visited again. This time I took my camera.
We wanted to learn more about helping monarch butterflies thrive, so we visited our dear friends, Vivian and Henry B. For many years, they have grown plants for monarch butterflies in their yard. They showed us nectar plants that feed the adult butterflies and host plants for the caterpillars. (Caterpillars are also called larvae.) Then Henry gave us a large pot with two common milkweed plants to bring home for our garden. Imagine Fishscale Girl’s surprise when she saw that one small plant is already a host to a monarch caterpillar!
Fishscale Girl and I will let you know what happens with the milkweed and monarch larva. In the mean time, you can find out more about all kinds of butterflies and the plants they need.
Thank you, Vivian and Henry, for sharing your love of the earth with us.