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1st butterfly emerged!!

August 26th, 2016 at 06:25 am

So we went from fat caterpillars about a week and a half ago....



to my first butterfly, newly emerged and drying out its wings.





I had checked on my 9 chrysallises yesterday several times throughout the day, and all was quiet. This morning around 8 a.m. I went into the garage and found this first butterfly quietly sitting and no doubt getting its bearings.

I took all the branches out of the aquarium so it could more easily fly out but it seemed to be having a little trouble getting airborne. So I got it to climb on my hand and then after taking a few selfies... Smile





i gently transferred it to a sedum in my yard.



But then my batteries ran out and I had to race inside to get more, and I think my presence scared it a little because before I knew it, it had fluttered above me in the air, headed toward some large rhododendrons.

It was all very exciting.

Eight more to go!

5 Responses to “1st butterfly emerged!!”

  1. starfishy Says:

    that's so cool...and beautiful! Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    Amazing!

  4. Bluebird Says:

    Great job, Butterfly Mom! What a gorgeous butterfly!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Beautiful!

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