Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Freshly Emerged Butterfly

A couple weeks ago, I brought home a very big Monarch Butterfly caterpillar that I realized was close to starting its metamorphosis.  The day after I brought it home, it had already changed into its chrysalis and started the process of becoming a butterfly.  A few days ago, I arrived home to a freshly emerged butterfly.  Its wings were fully unfurled, so it had changed probably midday when we were at work.  I moved it out to one of our cone flowers.  Within a few minutes, it had flitted off to start its new life elsewhere.

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