Monday, September 4, 2017
Green Beans Or Monarch Butterflies
I have been feeling a bit under the weather! When a beautiful sunny day came along a chance for little fresh air and sunshine was more than I could resist. I thought I would see if there were any more green beans worth picking and clean up that garden bed. I opened the cage and moved my little garden cart into position. Sitting that close to the ground the first thing I noticed was not green beans. Instead I saw two Monarch caterpillars on one milkweed plant.
"Fine!" I though," I'll look elsewhere." I moved to another area of the green bean bed. Once again I noticed two Monarch caterpillars on one milkweed plant.
One more time I moved. This time a single, but large and healthy looking Monarch caterpillar caught my attention. I still had not seen any green beans worth picking. In the end I chose the Monarch butterflies. As I closed up the fence I noticed a few more caterpillars in the green bean bed. As I pulled my cart back toward the house, a bright orange and black, perhaps newly hatched, Monarch butterfly flew across my path. I definitely made the right choice. Monarch butterflies it is!