Today was hatching day for a monarch butterfly in my yard. Yesterday’s post showed the beautiful chrysalis and today started out much the same, but by noon we had a new butterfly out in the garden.
I kept watch for the hatching, but ultimately missed the big event. It happened pretty quickly, inside a half hour.
The new butterfly spent a few hours resting and drying out its wings.
The detail of the butterfly wings is stunning! A work of art.
Out on the milkweed a new generation is munching away. Hopefully, I’ll have a continuous cycle of caterpillars, chrysalis’ and butterflies in the yard.
In the big picture it was just a blip, but it was a big deal for me!