2015.07.26 -- MONARCH CATERPILLAR

We have a patch of milkweed in the backyard...
milkweed_patch

I've checked it every few days looking for Monarch caterpillars.  Today, I found "frass" (caterpillar poop) on some of the leaves...
caterpillar_frass

After a couple minutes, I finally found the caterpillar...
our_monarch_caterpillar

It was about as big as my pinky.