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Monarch caterpillars being saved while harvesting a crop on an organic farm in Massachusetts.

While visiting Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough, MA, the manager's daughters came running up from the field to show us the striking monarch caterpillars they found eating the leaves of the vegetable the girls were helping harvest. The colors and pattern were so striking against their tiny hands I felt I had to document the image. I like to think they will return to the farm as butterflies on their migration South.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Southborough, Massachusetts, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6
Copyright: © Elaine Beery