Saturday, November 5, 2011

Invasion of the Monarchs.

This morning we woke to find out Swan plant denuded and over 20 cocoons all around the section.... and I mean EVERYWHERE around the section.....
On the barbie cover, my tomato plant, the orchid planter, the old barbie table, the new chairs on the deck and even on the wall boards of the house!  Only a day ago the Swan plant still had a few leaves ....but now~

Denuded Tree...


On a planter


Barbeque cover for a home


On the house


and this caterpillar is on my tomato plant....at 9.00am this morning and by 12.00 he was in his cocoon

On my Tomato plants


so in a few weeks... we'll be invaded by the Monarchs.

Thanks for visiting today... hope you enjoyed this little touch of nature.

Cheers
Dawn

8 comments:

Lin said...

WOW! Thanks for sharing, Dawn - does this happen EVERY year or on some cycle every several years?

sheila said...

Man I have never seen anything like that! Like Lin, I am wondering is this a yearly occurrance or something unusual. It must be absolutely glorious when the butterflies emerge!

paula said...

Wow Dawn thanks for sharing. What a wonderful thing to have happen in your backyard. Even if you got some unwanted pruning done ;). My Emsy would have loved to have seen this, she loves this sort thing xoxoxo

Vanessa said...

Thanks for sharing this, Dawn! I think the Monarchs are so beautiful and I just saw a documentary report about them flying from the US to Mexico - but I wouldn't like them to eat my plants so much :)

Have a great weekend! Vanessa x

Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness, that is some amazing transformation! Thanks for sharing, I have never seen this in real life!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Dawn, this is amazing, your poor plants. It must be wonderful when the butterflies emerge though!

Lisa said...

WOW- thx so much for sharing this! I hope you will be able to take some more as things develop. I'd love to see! Such a treat in your own back yard!!

Suzanne C said...

So cool! Should be really interesting if they all hatch in the same time period.