In all, we had about 9 monarchs reach full maturity. Two didn't make it due to wing malformation.
This whole process is simply fascinating to me.
|Here is a shot of a chrysalis. Don't you just love the gold accents. When you see it in person, it truly looks like pure gold and the green is like jade.|
Here are some of my favorite shots of these beautiful creatures (butterflies and children).
Also, see Sophie's blog for more details. She has a video of the "birth" of the butterfly.
|Before the wings are fully ready, the butterflies are very docile and will stay perched.|
|The were trying to release the butterflies but they didn't really want to see them go.|
Reese got in on the action too but didn't really want a picture of him with the butterfly. :-)