Royal banquet

catapillar

Tess Coish

A milkweed plant in Vivian Callaghan’s plot of the Fort Frances Community Garden has attracted some royal visitors. These two monarch butterfly caterpillars were spotted over the weekend. Milkweed is a common weed, is easy to cultivate and is a favourite food of monarch caterpillars. The poisonous sap of the plant helps make the caterpillar poisonous to predators.

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