Latest Hatch

Male monarch 9/5/17

Male Monarch Butterfly

Following up on my “It’s a Girl!” post from three weeks ago, my last two Monarch butterflies emerged from their chrysalises. Yesterday, a male (mid-rib vein dots on lower wing) and today, a female. They are beautiful and healthy, off into the world!

Female Monarch butterfly 9/6/17

Female Monarch butterfly

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70 Responses to Latest Hatch

  1. Jim R says:

    Congratulation Monarch Momma!

  2. That first shot is GORGEOUS !!!

  3. Widdershins says:

    Have fun out there, you crazy kids. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Divine ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’š ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป

  5. MK says:

    Oh those Monarchs! Brains, beauty and strength! Go forth & prosper.

  6. Kris P says:

    They’re both beautiful! Thanks for seeing them safely through the process.

  7. Denzil - Life Sentences says:

    You’re doing a great job Eliza!

  8. And may the next generations home back in on your milkweeds :).

  9. jenanita01 says:

    It must feel amazing to be part of such an undertaking! They are absolutely stunning!

  10. Cathy says:

    Wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Amazing experience and photographs. Gave me gardening goosebumps. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Eliza Waters says:

      ๐Ÿ˜€ Yes, it has been thrilling. The last female was sheltering from the rain in my arrangement on the deck. I saw her launch this morning and my heart just followed. A half-circle for bearings and directly south she went. So amazing!

  12. Joanna says:

    They are beautiful! Congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Kathy Sturr says:

    Bravo! Applause, applause. I really must paint one of these magical creatures! I have seen quite a few floating about my village garden – all looking good and health – yay!

  14. Brenda says:

    Wonderful. It’s been a very good year for monarchs up here. But we also have a huge population of milkweed tussock moths–voracious little critters.

  15. You make us all fall in love with nature, Eliza ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Laurie Graves says:

    In a word, splendid!!!!!

  17. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Congratulations on the new kids, they’re beautiful!

  18. ladyfi says:

    AWWWW! So pretty!

  19. Alice Pratt says:

    โค๏ธ Huge congratulations to all…what a special experience & so much excitement and anticipation! โค๏ธ

  20. Pete Hillman says:

    Awesome moments captured so beautifully, Eliza! And congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. naturebackin says:

    Quite literally wings of hope!

  22. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    They are such striking butterflies

  23. Christy B says:

    Oh they are stunning, Eliza! I can feel your enthusiasm in every word you wrote here ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. An amazing undertaking with such beautiful results!

  25. Great news! Congratulations

  26. Robin says:

    Congratulations!! They are indeed quite beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Brian Skeys says:

    They are both beautiful, where have they been during their development?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      My nursery was a gallon glass jar on my kitchen counter where I fed the larva milkweed leaves and they pupated on sticks, and this last one on the jar itself!

  28. Rebecca says:

    Wonderful news, Eliza, and what a glorious photo ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  29. Gracefully Global says:

    So exciting!!!

  30. rupalgarg says:

    Beautiful moments captured beautifully.
    Thanks for sharing.

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