Monarchs Emerging

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Yesterday we released our first three monarchs.  They emerged from their chrysalises (see above) on Tuesday, but had to rest and dry for several hours before they were ready to go.  One more may emerge today, leaving one chrysalis still in the "cage."  That final chrysalis formed just last week, and it takes about two weeks for the monarch to complete the pupal process, so we anticipate it emerging late next week.  The monarchs that you see outside now are the ones that will be heading to Mexico for the winter.  Keep your eyes open as you drive around these next few weeks - on a nice sunny day you may see waves of monarchs winging their way to warmer climes.