Tuesday, November 26, 2013
When I started doing research on Monarch butterflies, I became fascinated by the Monarch caterpillars, with their striking yellow, black and white stripes to warn predators away, and the fact that they tasted terrible, due to their diet of milkweed.
But, I could find no myths about the caterpillars! So I resorted to the Alice in Wonderland fable that featured an arrogant pompous caterpillar. I changed him to a Monarch caterpillar, and it was all fun from there!
I have enjoyed seeing the Monarchs by the thousands, migrating in Florida, and I love watching them on the butterfly bush by the window in my sewing room. But now, I will also watch for the brightly colored caterpillars.