Spring Arrives in February

Newly emerged monarch (after her wings have unfolded)

Newly emerged monarch (after her wings have unfolded)

Our latest “child” left its sanctuary this week. It did a few trial flights, each time landing in our back yard. The last time we looked it had “flown the coop” and is off looking for a male Monarch. I hope it took in some nectar before it left. Although we watched it on and off for hours we did not see it take any nectar.

Note the empty chrysalis. It is amazing that the Monarch, half the size of your open hand comes out of a chrysalis smaller than a sewing thimble.”