is for protecting the pollinators. Without them, we wouldn't have vegetables to eat. I planted two pots of fennel in order to provide food for the Monarch butterfly to prosper. Currently, the fennel plants are only two to three inches high. I figured I'd be able to provide food for the Monarchs by next year. Well, did I get a surprise yesterday! The fennel is untouched, but the dill I had planted in two pots that had grown to be about four or five inches high, is GONE! The Monarch caterpillars are here already, and boy are they hungry! They have eaten my dill, which I happily surrender to them for their food. They are heavily into the green foliage of my carrots that I grew in a container. All of a sudden, one day they're here. I am really happy about that! The following pictures show some of the Monarch caterpillars with their beautiful colors. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed seeing these as much as I did.
Have a wonderful day!