Tuesday, April 18, 2017

First Monarch Butterfly Flies Away - 2017

The first of the class of 2017 have come to maturity and flown the nest. It came out of the chrysalis last evening and we left it until the morning. Then when the heat was in the sun, we put it outside. The wing opening increased in frequency and after a while it was gone. Here are two pictures of it this morning....

PS. As of the evening of the 29th (NZT), the 6th butterfly came out of its chrysalis. Three of those came in one day! Then on the 1st of May, two more arrived. One came from a chrysalis half the usual size. Unfortunately that one didn't have properly developed wings and couldn't fly. Seven out of eight isn't bad.

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