04
Aug
09

Monarchs

A few weeks ago I started my Monarch Project, in which I brought 3 caterpillars into the house on milkweed stalks. They formed their chrysalis’s two weeks ago and the first one emerged yesterday.  I was surprised to see it and hadn’t been paying attention to it because I read that it would take closer to 4 weeks.  I had built a wooden frame and covered it with screen and when I walked over to look, much to my surprise, there was a butterfly already hatched out.  I brought it outside to let it finish drying it’s wings and fly away.    I have another cocoon that has turned black and orange and I hope to see the butterfly emerge today.  These are the pics from yesterdays butterfly.

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What an amazing gift from God!

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1 Response to “Monarchs”


  1. 1 Cindy
    August 29, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Wow, u sure shocked me Nancy. I can’t believe that you have only been on your blog once this month. What you trying to do give me a heartache. Pretty close. I was checking to see if you had put any pictures of the babies on.


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