The second came a few hours later and the cool autumn afternoon may have showed its preparation for flight. As the day cooled, we have moved that one back into the garage, along with two chrysalises still intact on that plant. We hope that is the right thing to do.
The other 12 or so will hatch over the coming days. We hope for a 100% strike rate of success but the reality may be different. The main thing is we have given some Monarch Butterflies - a species plagued by predators - a chance.
|First one out|
|Taking in the sun|
|On the fence before disappearing|
|Number two just arrived|
|Slowly drying out|
* Many people in our area say how many Praying Mantis insects are around here and I concur with that observation.
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