Monarch Butterfly Update.

Back in July I did a post about the importance of planting a garden that is Monarch friendly.  Since the butterflies only lay their eggs on MILKWEED, these are the best plants to encourage their re population.  Last week I went out into our garden and found these sights to behold:

Monarch caterpillar on the underside of a milkweed plant.

Monarch caterpillar chewing away on the underside of a milkweed plant.

Monarch chrysalises attached to the house...which is next to the milkweed plants.

Monarch chrysalises attached to the house…which is next to the milkweed plants.

Several days later…there was this!

monarch hatching from the chrysalis.

monarch hatching from the chrysalis.

monarch that just emerged from chrysalis and was drying its wings

monarch that just emerged from chrysalis and was drying its wings.

So amazing to see nature do what it does best!

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3 thoughts on “Monarch Butterfly Update.

  1. That is SO cool! I wish I could find their caterpillars and chrysalises. The butterfly forms are all over our milkweed field but I never see any of the larval stages (it could be just that I don’t want to wade into 10 acres of chest-high native grasses…LOL!)

  2. This was the first time we were able to see the chrysalis…if they hadn’t been attached to the house, we might have missed them. It is cool to see the cycles f nature at work in our own backyards! Thanks for commenting Teresa and Marilyn.

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