14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A monarch caterpillar in Texas back yard.

I moved into a new house and immediately planted two milkweed plants in hopes to attract monarch butterflies. A week later I witnessed a monarch laying her eggs. I now have 7 caterpillars and counting!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: Pearland, Texas, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © Heather Hughes