It’s dinner time here. Of course, for our hungry Monarch caterpillars, it’s always dinner time! They’ve tripled in size in a week. And our resident Araneus diadematus also got a late afternoon meal when a fly snagged in her web.

Salad, anyone? Our Monarch caterpillars never stop eating, and they've tripled in size in a week.

Salad, anyone? Our Monarch caterpillars never stop eating, and they’ve tripled in size in a week.

The bitter milkweed makes Monarchs taste bad, which is why the adults are bright orange, to warn predators.

The bitter milkweed makes Monarchs taste bad, which is why the adults are bright orange, to warn predators.

Our Cross Orb Weaver caught a fly for her dinner.

Our Cross Orb Weaver caught a fly for her dinner.

The species takes its name from the cross on its abdomen.

The species takes its name from the cross on its abdomen.

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