I made a new friend today – and he flew away

Today we saw the most amazing sight. Our friends asked us to look after their chrysalis while they went on holiday. Two days later – this guy! How magic. The caterpillar of a Monarch butterfly only lives for about two weeks before they turn into a chrysalis. Two weeks later they hatch out of that as a winged adult butterfly. The next phase of their life spans about 2 months. Then if they are lucky they mate, lay eggs and the whole cycle begins all over. Be safe, little guy.

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