Subject: Trying to Save the Monarchs
Location: West Los Angeles
December 15, 2012 5:42 pm
I just read Anna’s post (from Torrance, CA which is near me) and decided to ask if my efforts are misguided. Last year we had about 3 dozen chrysalises that did not emerge because, I believe, the weather turned too cold for them. So this year I’ve been gathering caterpillars in a plastic tank and bringing them inside overnight and on cold days. Every day, it seems, there are more and more caterpillars and I don’t think I can take care of all of them.
So… Are my efforts worth while, or should I let nature take its course.
Here are a couple pictures – we had one emerge today!
Signature: Jeff Bremer
We believe your efforts are well spent, and for that reason, we are tagging your posting with a Bug Humanitarian award. If there are too many caterpillars, do not try to protect them all. Just let nature take its course with the others.