A snapshot in the life of a butterfly

A snapshot in the life of a butterfly

A quick look in photos at the life of a monarch butterfly:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEggs on a leaf.  There’s safety in numbers!

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter hatching a caterpillar’s life is spent eating…

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHanging out with friends eating…

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd more eating!

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter about two weeks, the journey begins…

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATo find a suitable spot…

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATo hang…

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd transform into a chrysalis.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAny spot will do 🙂

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANot much changes until day 7, then things turn dark…

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADay 8 wings appear…

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADay 9 the butterfly emerges triumphant!

 

 

IMG_0221Danger always lurks...

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABut freedom is near…

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFeels good to stretch one’s wings…

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlmost there…

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMade it!

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA little rest then a drink of nectar before the long flight to Mexico.

 

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All that is left of one of nature’s most wondrous transformations.

Happy gardening 🙂

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