Saturday, December 6, 2008

The last monarch

The last monarch "flew the coop" today. Out of 10 that we had collected, 9 survived. One emerged from its chrysalis and promptly died.

The last one was a female (see here for identification) and it seemed reluctant to leave. I encouraged it to grab onto my finger and it wouldn't let go. After a few minutes in the warm sun it finally flew off, heading to Mexico.


Keera Ann Fox said...

They sure are beautiful bugs! Thanks for sharing (and educating)!

Shreela said...

Super finale photo!