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Our photo of the day features a monarch caterpillar on milkweed.

We are loving this fall photo of a monarch caterpillar, taken by loren chipman in Central California. It is beautiful in its detail and very encouraging in its content. Loren writes:

"A Monarch Caterpillar on our own (and only) Milkweed plant! We have started to try Milkweed in our yard with mixed results. To date we have one plant. However, it now has one quite large (and hungry) caterpillar and several smaller ones. Not sure the plant is going to survive the onslaught but if even one caterpillar goes the distance then I'll call it a win. And plan to get more plants going soon. Wahoo!"

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