Saturday, September 20, 2008
I have been watching large groups of Monarch butterflies gathering together amongst the wildflowers in the meadow over the past week. Our three Monarchs have been slow to eclose and today, three weeks to the day that the caterpillar shed its skin for the last time, the first one appeared. The other two will be three weeks old on Monday and I expect they will not eclose before then.
The butterfly is still hanging and will not be ready to fly for a while. I gave Samuel one chrysalis and still have one left at home. Perhaps I will catch it on video next time if I am lucky.