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A Mid-Life Chrysalis

Moment of freedom--a female monarch is released. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mid-life chrysalis? Well, maybe not mid-life, but definitely out of season. A female monarch butterfly eclosed today in our little indoor butterfly habitat. Two weeks ago, we “rescued” the caterpillar from a narrow-leafed milkweed plant...

Moment of freedom--a female monarch is released. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Moment of freedom--a female monarch is released. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Moment of freedom--a female monarch is released. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene inside the butterfly habitat before her release. Note the chrysalis next to her. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was the scene inside the butterfly habitat before her release. Note the chrysalis next to her. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene inside the butterfly habitat before her release. Note the chrysalis next to her. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the late afternoon, this monarch found a place to roost for the night--on an African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In the late afternoon, this monarch found a place to roost for the night--on an African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the late afternoon, this monarch found a place to roost for the night--on an African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 4:31 PM

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