Raising Monarch caterpillars

Sunflower with Monarch butterfly.

I can’t remember when I started raising Monarch caterpillars. I’m thinking maybe five years ago, and I’m no expert, but I’ve learned a few things.

First, raising Monarch caterpillars from egg to butterfly is a huge commitment of time, energy and milkweed.

Second, If you want to save the Monarch butterfly, plant milkweed. And, don’t just plant one plant in one area. Plant at least three or four plants in several areas throughout your landscape. Continue reading “Raising Monarch caterpillars”