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