Hubby and I have helped 14 caterpillars turn into monarch butterflies this year but this was the first time I've ever seen the emergence of a butterfly from its chrysalis. It was very cool and I'm excited I was able to record almost all of it. It can take quite awhile for a butterfly's wings to unfold and spread out to their full size. The butterfly in the back had emerged earlier today and was still pumping body fluid into its wings.
#butterfly #butterflies #monarchbutterfly #monarchbutterflies #loveourgarden #caterpillar #caterpillars #chrysalis
Happy 🐛 caterpillar joys when your milkweed even when it is tropical milkweed gives life to this future Zebra Longwing butterfly. Thanks to Miami’s butterfly 🦋 midwife Mary @theboundbybeautyproject
who kindly today loaned me a butterfly 🦋 enclosure to protect the caterpillars 🐛 from predators so they can survive to their miraculous metamorphosis stage. #butterflies #caterpillars #nature #natureinmiami #joy