This blog is a bit of a ramble through my life. There's a lot about quilting and textile arts, a sprinkle of my family life and some of my thoughts and ponderings. We currently live aboard an old wooden 1945 Navy boat, called MV Cerego, so you'll find me writing about that too. Welcome aboard!
I've checked my swan plant mournfully all season. Not a single Monarch caterpillar to be found. Mind you, I hadn't seen any butterflies around either and we are not exactly in suburbia where flower gardens abound. But then I found a paper wasp nest (they eat caterpillars for lunch) in the swan plant. I disposed of it a few weeks ago and now I can't believe my eyes. The plant is covered in black, yellow and white striped munchers. And some of them are big!
The plant is pretty big and seems to still have plenty of leaves so I'm just going to let them go for it and hopefully some of them will make it through to butterfly stage. Go little caterpillars!!