Taniesa L. Sullivan | The Weekly Ledger News | Article by Lynn Lemaster CRGC member
CHEROKEE COUNTY - The Cherokee Rose Garden Club of Cedar Bluff was invited to a member's home in Gaylesville to view the Monarch Caterpillars and Chrysalis on September 27.
The eggs started hatching on September 18 and quickly ate the swamp milkweed leaves. By September 26, the caterpillars were leaving the plants and looking for a location to pupate (they do not spin a cocoon) into a chrysalis.
The group counted several caterpillars that were still eating leaves; and found three chrysalis that had formed during the last two days.
After the viewing of the Monarch Caterpillars and Chrysalis, the Host served tea and dessert as members enjoyed fellowship on a beautiful Fall Day.
(Press Release from Cherokee Rose Garden Club)