Meddling with Monarchs

(10.8.17) Meddling with Monarchs

Back in July, as I sat before the butterfly enclosure in my family room, waiting to see if maggots would emerge from a twitching monarch caterpillar clinging to the screen at the top of the cage, two thoughts occurred to me: 1) is the caterpillar suffering? And 2) is this what obsession looks like? Here in Middle Tennessee, the monarch migration hit its official midpoint on October 2, but I have not seen a single monarch in my pollinator garden this year. God knows it’s not for lack of trying. [Continue here.]