My one milkweed plant has been in bloom for a week or two. I’ve not seen any butterflies, much less a monarch, anywhere near it. Until today. I spent over an hour watching as a monarch fluttered around it, fluttered around the yard, landed on the plant leaves, fluttered away, fluttered back, and on and on. Excitement!
Just now I looked closely at the plant and saw small yellow ‘things’ on the flower stalks. Then I noticed that they were moving. What?! So I took some photos and cropped them to better see the yellow ‘things’. You can see the yellow things, and other dark colored ‘things’ that definitely have legs, I call them critters. Does anyone know what these are? Are they good or bad? Any info would be appreciated!