One More Monarch Update

Chrysalides now hang all over the Agave near what is left of the Asclepias.  The chrysalis resembles a tiny opalescent lantern in which the caterpillar's stripes can be faintly discerned. 
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Amazing nature!

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  1. So cool. I hope you manage to capture at least one of them emerging.

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  2. Well how splendid Hoov..I've planted Asclepias more than once with no result ( other than modest invasiveness) ..I guess the Norcal Monarchs prefer to visit Pacific Grove. Looking forward to the next update.

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    1. I was completely surprised. I never saw so many Monarchs in the garden before.

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  3. Really amazing, nature is full of surprises. And......I am looking forward to the butterfly coming out.

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    1. So am I! I have to figure out how many days they'll be in there, and then start watching closely when "opening day" arrives.

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  4. Beautiful! And (for me) a relief...had they done serious munching damage to the agave I wouldn't have been able to stand it.

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    1. They only eat milkweed--they would not even sample an Agave, so the Agaves are in no danger, (except from Evil Mealies).

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