Well, I did it…I broke my own rule…(not to interfere with nature) but hey, I did it for you!! Actually the intrusion is minimal in the extreme, and in the end the butterfly will float off into the great wide world. I brought in one monarch larvae and it’s been happily munching milkweed til last night when it began to do this:
If you look very closely at the right side of jar you can see the silk that is being woven across the top to secure the chrysalis. As of this morning there is not much more in the way of full ‘cocooning’ happening. I’ve looked around outside and haven’t found any ‘in the wild’ yet either. Stay tuned!
Other news…tonight is opening night of “Twelfth Night” and hopefully the weather will hold. We had severe weather last night and some local tornadoes! The cast has worked very hard to learn their lines and bring us all a good show. I’ve finally been able to stop the sewing…backdrops–Done! Costumes–Done! Taking in/letting out–Done! Whew, it will be nice to sit in the audience and cheer them on.