Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday Vignette January 11, 2017



A January Monarch.  A few days ago I saw it as a fully developed caterpillar and wondered if it would survive.  This is, after all, January.
  

Two days ago, still a caterpillar, it was hanging motionless on this Agave titanota leaf.  "Might not make it,"  I thought.  Nights are cold--the high 40's F.  But it did, becoming a chrysalis. 
 One battle at a time.  

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8 comments:

  1. Sweet! We're all rooting for your little chrysalis which looks especially handsome on the agave!

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    1. Nice and sunny spot for it (when it isn't raining).

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  2. Wonderful! That caterpillar picked a great place to hang his hat.

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    1. There have been others, on other Agaves. It seems to work out successfully. :)

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  3. What Peter said! How exciting to have a butterfly baby! Please keep us posted!

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  4. :: One battle at a time. ::

    Excellent advice. ;>

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