Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Last Butterfly

We are down to our last Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis.  We raised and released over 25 butterflies this season.  Here are a few of my favorite photos along the way.  My all time favorite photo is the monster caterpillar next to the tiny caterpillar.  No, he did not eat him.  As you can see, they love eating the milkweed leaves.   We started raising butterflies about 3 years ago.  I had hoped when I saw the Eastern Swantail butterfly on our Milkweed bush that we would have that type of butterfly, but, not this year.  Enjoy the photos!

Big and Small Caterpillars

Crystal Clear Chrysalis right before hatching.

Different Stages in the life-cycle

Stretching the wings before release.

Towards the end, it was a butterfly boom - Triplets

Clinging before take off
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