Saturday, October 3, 2009
Here is a Monarch butterfly, newly hatched from its chrysalis. We have a large milkweed plant and several smaller milkweed plants that the Monarchs come back to each year to lay their eggs. We watch the caterpillars grow and then wait for them to hatch. This year we've had 25 or so, a few years back we counted over 100 all hanging in and around the patio next to the area where the milkweed plants are.