Anyway, outside on the milkweed, I have found four of the monarch caterpillars. Three of them are pretty big and the one is newly hatched. The milkweed is just covered in milkweed aphids. I've been pretty diligent about spraying with a soap solution to control the aphids but they just keep coming back and in larger numbers. I was just going to spray with a chemical aphid killer but now that the caterpillars on there, I think that's a bad idea.
Now there are these caterpillars on the plant, too. What are they???Look at our beautiful sunflowers. I think the one must be 12 feet tall!! Daisy's and sunflowers: happy flowers!