Monarch Butterfly Metamorphosis: Part Three ~ Emergence

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This is the crowning moment of the Monarch Butterfly Metamorphosis. Seeing the butterfly pushing open its sheer chrysalis casing door and flipping out into the world whole and perfect is a joyous observation and one that causes one to pause and ponder at the marvels of our natural world.

While we pause, the Monarch butterfly’sover sized abdomenpumps liquid life into veins woven throughout its wings . . . causing the wings to expand. The butterfly hangs helpless as the wings, that will carry it towards a miraculous migration, dry and harden.

If you would like to learn and see more of this fascinating stage of the Monarch Metamorphosis click here and here.


Carol Duke

Carol Duke

Carol Duke is an artist and farmer who has worked with the land on a Western Massachusetts hillside for over thirty years. During this time her land has evolved into a diverse wildlife habitat. Carol features the flora and fauna that live and visit her farm on her website and blog http://caroldukeflowers.com As vital wildlife habitats are destroyed daily, Carol hopes to inspire others to garden for wildlife, while becoming activists for wild places the world over. Her nature photography has appeared in magazines, books and newspapers.

Carol Duke

Carol Duke

Carol Duke is an artist and farmer who has worked with the land on a Western Massachusetts hillside for over thirty years. During this time her land has evolved into a diverse wildlife habitat. Carol features the flora and fauna that live and visit her farm on her website and blog http://caroldukeflowers.com As vital wildlife habitats are destroyed daily, Carol hopes to inspire others to garden for wildlife, while becoming activists for wild places the world over. Her nature photography has appeared in magazines, books and newspapers.

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Christine Mans

BEAUTIFUL AND GREAT WORK I LOVE IT.THANK YOU CHRISTINE.

Carol Duke
Carol Duke

Thank you Christine!

Jefferson Silva

Amazing sequence.

Carol Duke
Carol Duke

Thanks Jefferson!