Thursday, September 23, 2010
Last Monarchs of the season?
Several days later, I saw a lovely chrysalis hanging from one of my tomato cage supports. The Monarch chrysalis, with its beautiful jade color and delicate threading of gold near the top always makes me think of stunning piece of jewelry. In the photo you can actually just make out a bit of the colors of the caterpillar from inside the chrysalis!
Not too many days later there was just a papery empty shell left. Hopefully there's one more lovely Monarch flittering about, or perhaps heading down to Mexico. Here's a neat link with some information about the Monarch lifecycle plus video of one emerging. http://www.monarchbutterflyusa.com/Cycle.htm