Saturday, March 23, 2019

Monarch Butterflies 2019 : Part 2

Once they have latched and turned into chrysalis', we move them inside. They soon turn a dark colour before bursting out into the world. We then take them outside and let their wings dry. At this time they probably get familiar with the new body they now have.

Then its time to take to flight, without any experience of doing so. They seem to orient themselves with the area, before flying away to find food, mate and find swan plants to lay eggs on. All without any instruction on how to do any of it. Clearly not the work of blind chance. For the season, we've said au revoir to 80 butterflies.

Their bodies reconstituting themselves inside the chrysalis

Newly hatched and still damp

The wings drying nicely 

Soon to leave home (sniff)

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