Everyone, say hello to Harvey, my pet catepillar.
Harvey sends his best. I say "his" only because I named him Harvey. I know not his gender.
Harvey's having a nice time at Chez Renz. We are getting to know each other. His hobbies include eating leaves, walking around, and taking naps. He is not a fan of being in the sun; when I put his box in the window to get some light, he runs under the leave and hangs upside-down until I put him in the shadows again. I guess he's worried about his complexion? I don't know. Other catepillars don't seem to mind being in the sun, so I don't know what Harvey's issue is. Maybe he's just picky.
Harvey was one of the numerous Monarch catepillars crawling around on my milkweed plants, so I grabbed him and brough him inside to raise him, in the hopes that at least one of them will make it to become a butterfly and not get destroyed by the "gardner" or one of the numerous evil bugs that lurk amongst the flowers. He's not growing very fast, but maybe it's just because he's petite. I get him a fresh leaf every day to eat.
Hopefully Harvey is enjoying his stay, and he'll form a cocoon soon in the safety of his box.