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ambitiouswolf

2016 is the first year I have been able to do any gardening. I live in southwestern Ohio, USA. I love roses, orchids, toad lilies...everything 😁

Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'

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ambitiouswolf

Found three big monarch caterpillars today on my swamp milkweed. Can’t figure out where they have been hiding, I check the milkweed almost daily. To big to be from Monday’s monarch visit. Happy to see them!

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royje

IDK where they came from but maybe they weren't on the milkweed and then they crawled on it but I love the photography.❤️🌹😍😊

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emch

#exoskeletal

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ambitiouswolf

So excited! First know visit of the monarchs this year. And she found the milkweed.

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mulberry

We went to Lake George a few years ago and loads of them were just on the shore - amazing! 🧡🖤

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lesliecole49

Lovely picture

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mojosmomma

They are a beautiful sight

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ambitiouswolf

This is an updated pic of the caterpillars on my milkweed. Some think it is sawflies. I think it is the tussock moth.

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ambitiouswolf

@afrank84 looks like some kind of hair now that they are bigger. @pixierose

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afrank84

You're right! They definitely do look like a caterpillar now. They were very deceiving when little, haha!

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afrank84

Too bad it's not covered in Monarch caterpillars 😔

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ambitiouswolf

@afrank84 I wish it was monarch caterpillars. The only butterfly I have see is a couple of the all white ones. My garden was so ready for them this year. 😥

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afrank84

Hopefully they will appear soon for you! I have only seen a few white ones too, but it's still too early in the season for them here. Another couple weeks to a month and they will start showing up. 😊

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moore.794

Yes those are tussock moths. I usually remove most of them leaving a few. Otherwise they will strip your milkweed & leave none for monarchs. Saw first Monarch today

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lesliecole49

I havent seen but only a few butterflies here so far. Hope they show up

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ambitiouswolf

@moore.794 I thought about removing some. But I have a lot of milkweed this year. Going to keep an eye on them for now. Most likely the birds will get ahold of many of them. I’m going to let nature do it thing.

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ambitiouswolf

The swamp milkweed from Andy’s Garden center is doing great and starting to open up.

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angeljen

Soooo pretty n pink. Love it. 💕💕

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emch

#midwesternnative

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ambitiouswolf

I finally found some milkweed at a nursery. Last year the caterpillars ate it all before it even had a chance to from any flowers. And none of it returned this year. So I’m going to try this one in a big pot. These are already forming some buds.

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ambitiouswolf

#wildlifewednesday

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DeborahBanks

Ooh I watched a re-run of a David Attenborough programme about milkweed and monarch butterflies a few days ago it was very interesting.

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ambitiouswolf

Very young monarch caterpillar 🐛. I didn’t see the bigger one to day. Just two small ones. Hope he didn’t get eaten.

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terrimclaughlin

They are cute!!😊💕

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ambitiouswolf

Didn’t think I had any Monarch caterpillars this year. The milkweed didn’t bloom for some reason. But then I found this little fellow!

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alan1111

Beautiful looking caterpillar

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Cazx

How cute, especially his little feelers at the front

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ambitiouswolf

Happy to see the swamp milkweed coming to life. Hopefully the future home of monarch Catapillars.

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kimguy

Yippie! I see you also have creeping Charlie, the bane of my assistance, Katie. Lol😉 @ambitiouswolf

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ambitiouswolf

My swamp milkweed is starting to open up.

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

It looks gorgeous...👌🏼

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brightcolours

#bestofjune #swampmilkweed #asclepias

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drumadixit

Fabulous!

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purplebird

Awesome and so good for butterflies 🤗

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greengoddess13

Gorgeous

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awomanonabike

That looks gorgeous!

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angeljen

Very very pretty

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Steve69

Love it

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beejay

That's beautiful

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ambitiouswolf

My swamp milkweed "Cinderella" is tall and forming flowers.

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ambitiouswolf

Swamp weed is starting to come up. I believe it was called Cinderella. And has pink flowers. Got it clearance last year end of season. So I'm excited to see the flowers for the first.

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ambitiouswolf

The tall stick with a few leaves on top.

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Rach-Rich

Milk weed is so strong it takes my breath away

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ambitiouswolf

I knew butterflies liked milkweed...but I have seen my hummingbird enjoying it several times a day

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