You may remember a couple of my posts in August about the monarch caterpillars that my mother was fostering. I had stayed with my parents for a few days and eagerly took photos and observed right along with my parents on the gradual progress of each caterpillar.
In the meantime I had returned back to my home and so wasn’t present when each caterpillar transformed itself into a pupa, then chrysalis….and finally, coming forth from its temporary home as a newly fledged monarch butterfly.
However, my parents kept sending me updates and a couple of photos. The above photo is one of theirs, and it shows the first of the three emerging from its chrysalis case, while the second one, on the left, is still inside.
My mother sent me this photo with the message, “It’s a girl!” 🙂
I’m pleased to let you know that each of the three in turn and in their own time successfully made their debut – safely until their wings were in fine form – then were moved into the backyard….and flitted away….as is their way, on their long migratory journey south.
And the other two butterflies ended up being a boy and another girl! 🙂