SAV­ING MONARCH CATER­PIL­LARS FROM WASPS

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly - - GREENGODDESS -

Last year, I had a big swan plant cov­ered in monarch cater­pil­lars, but I later found them de­stroyed by wasps. This year, I cov­ered the plant in net­ting and se­cured it tightly at the base af­ter see­ing many monarch but­ter­flies lay their eggs. Now when I peer in­side there are lots of lit­tle cater­pil­lars hap­pily chew­ing away, undis­turbed, un­til they are ready to turn into chrysalises.

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