Saturday, August 4, 2012


Can you see a wing on the lower left side?
This morning there were some big changes to the chrysalis. The outer color is beginning to blacken. This is a good sign and lets me know that the developing butterfly inside is probably somewhere around day 9 in it's life cycle. It won't be long now before it emerges and we get to see a beautiful monarch butterfly.

Monarch caterpillars eat milkweed plants. When you are outside playing keep your eyes open for milkweed and then look under the leaves for a monarch caterpillar. If you have a container to put it in make sure to put lots of milkweed in with it, it eats a lot of leaves as it gets ready to change. I'll be looking too!
This picture was found on Flickr

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