This is a first for the garden and a welcome one at that! Sunday morning I discovered a bright striped caterpillar on the butterfly weed and I thought I was right to identify it as a Monarch. As it turns out, I was wrong and it isn’t a Monarch, but a Queen caterpillar. (Thanks for setting me straight, Carol!) Yes, a happy Queen butterfly found our garden and laid an egg, giving rise to a beautiful queen caterpillar. I’m glad at least one has found its way into the garden. We have a total of forty milkweed plants in the garden, though only about six of them are currently flowering. We started the others from seed earlier in the summer and transplanted them about a month ago. They’re getting bigger now, and hopefully they’ll be a good-size by the early part of October to attract more Queens and, HOPEFULLY, monarchs, which typically migrate through Central Texas!