Today, the first butterfly began to
emerge from its chrysalis. She called over to me and I came running with
my camera. One of the two was out of its chrysalis, which had turned
transparent. The other chrysalis, yesterday just green, has developed
the rings of gold like this one had yesterday.
We carefully removed the netting then
brought habitat pot outside to the Butterfly bush I gave her a few years
ago as a small bush that has
grown quickly. The monarch clung to one of the stems of the bush
that Barbara had cut and put into the pot for about half an hour.
(Aug. 23, 2011)