I missed the awakening. Every day from when the monarch caterpillar morphed into a chrysalis, I watched the wall on the side of my house. Caterpillar to Chrysalis, August 12, 2020 (Use slide to view) Starting on August 12, I learned the completed metamorphosis would occur anywhere from 9-to-14 days from that moment. (August 20 … Continue reading Where’s the Monarch Butterfly?
Let's start with a recap. Here was the caterpillar on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 7:10 am. Caterpillar getting ready to become a chrysalis. Here was the same caterpillar in its chrysalis an hour later. Day one of chrysalis Here was the chrysalis on Sunday, August 16, 2020. August 16, 2020. The wing formation can … Continue reading Did You Want a Chrysalis Update?
Sometimes one just backs into learning due to a life encounter. Such is my case when two monarch caterpillars showed up on a piece of swamp milkweed sitting in a vase in my kitchen. I have written a couple of posts about my visitors. One became a chrysalis this past Wednesday. Chrysalis hanging from the … Continue reading People Can Tag Monarch Butterflies?!