Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Monarch Butterfly #2

This one emerged yesterday and it finally flew away this morning. The process of developing from a large caterpillar to a very small chrysalis to this beautiful winged insect is always a miracle for me to watch happen. It is somewhat like waiting for a baby to be born and then seeing the baby alive and well. The pictures were taken after I placed it on the seedum blossom. It had attached itself to form the chrysalis to the edge of a plastic jar. It had nothing to cling to after emerging so I transferred it when still tiny but out of its shell. It took overnight for it to dry out enough to fly away. What a wonder! These pictures were all taken yesterday.
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  1. Exciting Ms. G!!!
    What a thrilling time to watch nature at its best.

  2. Awesome photos! Love the monarchs!