Encore, Monarchs!

 

The chrysalis's sat wobbling on their stems on the dining room table for over a week before the first one turned translucent and we could see the orange and black monarch folded up inside.  It hatched while Milo was busy with Christmas parties on his last day of school.  We admired its grappling-hook feet and hairy body, then we set it free.

The chrysalises sat wobbling on their stems on the dining room table for over a week before the first one turned translucent and we could see the orange and black monarch folded up inside. It hatched while Milo was busy with Christmas parties on his last day of school. We admired its grappling-hook feet and hairy body, then we set it free.

Yesterday we noticed two more turning dark, and Jeremiah set up his new security camera trained on the remaining chrysalises.  He text me a video clip while at work today–they had emerged and he had managed to capture decent footage of one coming out!

Eek, they do come out fast!

We thought our newest monarch might like a taste of a fancy snapdragon.  It's a "he," indicated by those two dark spots on the veins of his hind wings....but even "he" butterflies seem to like pink.

We thought our newest monarch might like a taste of a fancy snapdragon. It’s a “he,” indicated by those two dark spots on the veins of his hind wings….but even “he” butterflies seem to like pink.

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2 thoughts on “Encore, Monarchs!

  1. Awesome picture with Milo. I too made a video of this experience as few years ago. It is really amazing. Love those Monarchs!
    Eleanor

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