Most people rescue dogs, cats, horses, even chickens, ferrets, the list sadly goes on and on. I haven’t heard of very many caterpillar rescues, but that is what I was involved in the other day. I had gone to visit my aunt and we were out looking at her fennel. It was a big plant that was a couple of years old , but it had quite a few caterpillars on it and they were feeding heavily. She wanted the fennel more than the caterpillars so we put them in containers along with some roly polys that the grandkids wanted to move to a new home too. I was more than happy to bring the caterpillars to my garden as I had planted dill and butterfly milkweed, just in hopes of attracting monarchs!
This is what it looks like now. I can’t wait to see a monarch butterfly! They are such amazing little fragile creatures.