Again this year I have milkweed plants for the Monarch butterflies. I had thought that there was no Monarch activity so far this year, but all of a sudden I had 5 middle-sized caterpillars. They grew and left the plants, but I found 3 cocoons in the yard. Yay! Yesterday one of the cocoons hatched and a most beautiful Monarch butterfly was born. I have been hoping to see this. All I have is phone pics, here is one. Enjoy.