April 13, 2015

Emerging Monarchs, part 1

This is last Saturday, the day before Easter.  There were three remaining chrysalides hanging in my neighbor’s front yard.  The chrysalides turned darkish Friday, so I was up early Saturday morning in hopes I would see the butterflies emerging.  I didn’t sit on the first chrysalis long enough and missed its debut…

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In the meantime, chrysalis no.2 was looking like this, and I intended to go nowhere …

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About 30 minutes after the first butterfly emerged, this little one came out, too.  !!!

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