Not long ago, we bought a swan plant from the local garden centre because it attracts beautiful Monarch butterflies.
Within seconds of getting it home, one had landed on said plant to take a look.
We noticed a couple of weeks later that this plant may not have been the only purchase we had made, however, as there were at least half a dozen hungry caterpillars gorging themselves on its leaves. The one in photo is around 2 inches (5cm) long and shows no sign of stopping its feast before it eventually turns into the gorgeous orange and black Monarch butterfly.
Isn’t nature beautiful?