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It Happens: Nature Isn't Perfect

A monarch chrysalis, cannibalized by a hungry caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you engage in a mini-monarch conservation project, you know the joy of watching the egg-caterpillar-chrysalis-adult transformation. It's one of Nature's miracles. Then when you release the monarchs and watch them soar high, awkwardly fluttering their...

A monarch chrysalis, cannibalized by a hungry caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch chrysalis, cannibalized by a hungry caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch chrysalis, cannibalized by a hungry caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From a chrysalis to a pupal case--now where's the monarch? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
From a chrysalis to a pupal case--now where's the monarch? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From a chrysalis to a pupal case--now where's the monarch? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a girl, but she has a deformed wing.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's a girl, but she has a deformed wing.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a girl, but she has a deformed wing.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly eclosed, but deformed, monarch clings to a milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Newly eclosed, but deformed, monarch clings to a milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly eclosed, but deformed, monarch clings to a milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Perfect from this angle! This is her best side, truly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Perfect from this angle! This is her best side, truly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Perfect from this angle! This is her best side, truly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 5:46 PM
 
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