Mom's Butterfly Garden

Look what happens when you plant a single milkweed plant in southern Florida.

Monarch butterflies, caterpillars and chrysalis!

The kids spotted a caterpillar on a piece of statuary next to the pool. It was attached to the statue's ear just like an earring. Right before our eyes it started wriggling around, it's head (actually it's exoskeloton!) popped off and in a matter of minutes it formed a chrysalis. It was totally fascinating to watch.

Now if only I could extend my vacation to see the butterflys emerge.

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CHRYSALIS FORMATION

It was quite amazing to see how quickly the caterpillar transformed into the chrysalis

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