Bnbbyc19 Bill Ravlin 1

Updated: Aug. 03, 2022

This picture is special to my wife and I because it is the culmination of several years of the two of us working together to select flowers that create a beautiful space to attract all types of insects. We were happily surprised by a large number of monarch caterpillars visiting and pupating in a special garden area that we created to attract and sustain pollinators. One day my wife noticed this monarch caterpillar on her favorite butterfly weed plant. I made this picture for her in late summer in our Okemos; Michigan backyard with a Canon 5DIII (100 mm macro lens).

Bnbbyc19 Bill Ravlin 1, monarch caterpillarCourtesy Bill Ravlin