Monday, July 31, 2017

August 2017: Metamorphosis parts 2 and 3

Last month I posted a monarch caterpillar, which shortly thereafter attached itself to the underside of a yucca frond and entered its pupal stage.  Here is the chrysalis.
A couple weeks later, and out came this gorgeous monarch!

It is amazing to me how allowing just a few milkweed plants to grow will draw several monarchs, and result in them being frequently seen throughout the summer.  I highly recommend it!