Sunday, August 26, 2007

milkweed visitors

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

The milkweed was seeing lots of action this afternoon. This caterpillar will be one of the September Monarchs...taking a trip to Mexico later this year. Just a few inches away from it, another yellow and black fellow...

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

The milkweed was covered with lots of different wasps. I wasn't sure if they were sucking the nectar from the plant, or eating the yellow aphids that were on the stems. I saw lots of ladybugs on the milkweed too. I'm sure they were there for the aphids.

4 comments:

MollyBeees said...

What great photos! Love the extreme closeups!

judy said...

Great shots. Does this mean you have a new lens?
I love the smell of the milkweed flower. Jamine / lilac cross.

Judy said...

The kids usually take one or two and put them in a big glass jar and feed them daily. They love to watch them form the chrysalis and hatch.

Marcy said...

The RiverRim Diner. :D Love the photos!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin