Climbing to the Top

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Following the transformation:  Monarch Butterfly

Nighttime dreams:  Coccoons to weather our wait.

Nighttime dreams: cocoons to weather our wait.

 

We've munched the dill plants down to the stems in many places

We’ve munched the dill plants down to the stems in many places.

 

Some of us are a bit chubbier than others

Some of us are a bit chubbier than others.

 

The milkweed, a favorite food source (nectar), for the Monarch butterflies, has burst into bloom just a few feet away.

As some of you might recall (from an earlier post), I was monitoring the cocoon of another Monarch.  Eagerly, each morning, I would dash to see if he had begun his transformation, spawned his wings and had set flight.  I missed it!

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~ by coffeegrounded on June 22, 2015.

5 Responses to “Climbing to the Top”

  1. Nice garden for a butterfly!

  2. I’m sorry to read of your disappointment! The same thing used to happen to me when I was waiting for the birth of my foals. I think the mares deliberately held on to them until I went into the house for something.

    • Maybe I’ll get lucky. I went to water, yesterday, and all but one caterpillar had left the nursery.

      Oh my gosh, I’d have to sleep in the stable. I love horses, and their little ones are so precious!

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