Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fun with Butterflies

A friend gave my son a chrysalis last week for a monarch butterfly.  As the week progressed and nothing changed, we kind of forgot about it.  Today, however, we noticed that the chrysalis looked a bit different.  Unfortunately we looked at it about 15 minutes later and there was the butterfly.  I was very disappointed to have missed the transformation, but the resulting butterfly was beautiful.  We gave it awhile to dry off before we let it go into the wild.  The bottom picture is the chrysalis after the butterfly had left.