They're especially enjoying the nectar from the Verbena flowers, which is the whole reason why I have them growing.
My best surprise, yesterday, was finding this Monarch caterpillar on a Swan Plant. At about 20mm long I was delighted to see it had already grown to this size without being eaten by ants or wasps - plus I found 4 other teeny caterpillars on the plant.
We're seeing quite a few Asian Paper Wasps too and I feel the caterpillars need a chance, so now they're all safely tucked inside the caterpillar castle, in our house out of harms way, where they can grow to emerge as butterflies. 🦋