25 October 2019

Monarch in the Making ~

I was delighted to spot this caterpillar in my garden and thought it seemed very late for a Monarch butterfly to be forming. But I learned that now, in October, the "4th Generation" monarchs are hatching and migrating to Mexico and California. Learn more at this link. THESE live for six to eight months versus the livespan of just two to six WEEKS that Generations 1, 2, and 3 have.  I wanted my garden to be a "B" garden - attracting birds (espeically hummingbirds), bees, and butterflies. 


  1. That is so cool. I've wanted to go to the sanctuary in Mexico to see the migration. Hopefully someday I'll get there.

  2. Hi Kathy! Have you ever been to the Butterfly Magic exhibit at the Tucson Botanical Gardens? You walk inside a butterfly habitat and they are flying all around and they sometimes land on you! It is...magical!

    1. Yes I have. I enjoyed it and stayed in the room for a good half hour.