DP-1 Lift Off

Lift Off

I started this little science project with a Monarch larva (caterpillar) on August 11th, when  DP-1 was less than 1/4″ long.   It grew to over 1 1/2″ long before it pupated on August 29th.

After ten days in the pupa stage, a magnificent female Monarch butterfly hatched around noon on September 8th.  When we opened the container to put it on our finger for pictures it flew away.

She is possibly the fourth generation this season.  If so, she is headed for Mexico;  no time to pose for pictures.

Thought for the Day:  If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, something is wrong with you.                                                                                                         Alex Trebeck

 

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