|The monarch caterpillars are voracious eaters, and they eat nothing but milkweed.
|It's fascinating to watch them grow from little ones about the size of a fingernail paring... to BIG guys.
|As they grow, they shed their skin and emerge fatter... and ready to eat lots more!
|We noticed this caterpillar constructing the chrysalis from which the butterfly will emerge.
|They strip off their skin and seal up the chrysalis until the butterfly emerges.
|Unfortunately we didn't get to see a butterfly emerge, but here's what they leave behind.