This tiny Monarch caterpillar is now in the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens, a gift from Dawn, the owner of Wildthings Rescue Nursery. Dawn is one of the vendors at the Saratoga Farmers Market and gave us this little treasure for our butterfly garden.
We carefully tucked it into its new home on a milkweed plant in the butterfly garden and protected it from predators with a special butterfly netting donated by gardener, Kay S. In the next two weeks, we will watch it grow and become a chrysalis and after that a magnificent Monarch.
Thank you all. BTW – Dawn’s Nursery specializes in native plants. You can check it out here: http://www.dawnswildthings.com