Saturday, December 4, 2010

Camera Critter Saturday Monarch Caterpillars




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These photos were obviously taken earlier this past summer.   There were dozens of monarch caterpillars on my milkweed this year.   We had our 1st snow last night,  just a dusting, originally the weatherman called for much more, he strikes out again :).   I am watching about a dozen cardinals at my feeder but it is just barely light so I cannot take a picture, they feed in groups in early morning and late evening.

18 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, it must have been awesome to see so many caterpillars in your yard.

Out on the prairie said...

I watch the milkweed for nibbles so I can get a shot on these. I am enjoying the cardinals myself.When I refill my feeders the birds are all coming by. I saw 14 bald eagles yesterday in one area so they are coming in for the winter.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Wow, a dozen cardinals? I wish that many birds would show up at my feeder!

The Paw Relations said...

What wonderful caterpillars!

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Two Barking Dogs said...

Great photos! Will you be able to get a photo of the butterflies when they hatch?


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chubskulit said...

She's gorgeous!

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Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

I was lucky enough to witness the migration of the Monarch. There were 1000s of these beautiful creatures flying, resting, eating,and pollenating. It was one of the most amazing sights I had seen. Hope to catch it next year too!

Miss Kodee said...

So colourful! Ah summer come back!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I enjoyed seeing your caterpillars. The only critters I've seen around here are squirrels, and only when I don't have my camera out. I don't know if I have any photos from summer that I didn't post on already, as I tend to put up a bunch at a time.

We haven't had much snow yet. It's cold now, so I'm ready to be snowed in for a few days.

Connie Peterson said...

We didn't get many caterpillars here but my daughter and granddaughters "hatched" about 10 monarchs this fall.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Those are amazing photos!!!!

Mildred said...

Beautiful photos and I have enjoyed visiting your blog tonight. I love butterflies! Hope you will have a nice week.

EG Wow said...

Wonderful photos of the caterpillar!

Ciss B said...

I always have at least two families of cardinals at my feeders during the day, but never that many!

Love the monarch caterpillar! I love summer for the beauty, but not the humidity so I miss the beauty when it's white outside.

The Japanese Redneck said...

They are beautiful callies!

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I use a combination of an older Kodak camera and a Nikon D5000.
I love butterflies and wish I could attract more to my backyard. I have never seen a monarch caterpillar in my garden but hope someday I will.
There are many blue jays that visit my feeder, but only one pair of cardinals. It must be wonderful to have so many cardinals visit your garden.

Mike B. said...

I love how it has "antennae" on both the front and back- perfect confusion for predators!

JM said...

Awesome Caterpillars! It seems Monarchs look just great all life long.