What Happened to my Monarch Caterpillars? by Val Frankoski

With strong winds from the south, Monarch butterflies appeared in the Joplin area in mid-April, with only a few weeks to live, and females desperate to unload their eggs. People with milkweed in their yards were ecstatic and reported multiple eggs on many of their plants, and later, a bunch of small caterpillars as eggs hatched. Small holes appeared on leaves as caterpillars chowed down on the ONLY food they will eat. (And we thought our own kids were picky eaters!)

Posted on May 4, 2017 .