My friend, Judy, gave me some milkweed seeds to plant to attract Monarch butterflies.
It worked! Finally a Monarch showed up.
She must have laid a lot of eggs.
Pretty soon there were 7 caterpillars and they got busy eating all the leaves.
Judy said that's what they were supposed to do. She said to keep watering anyway.
The caterpillars are all gone and so are the leaves. Somewhere the butterflies are forming.
I haven't seen any cocoons yet.