Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday's Treasure

Another little thing we get excited about! (Unrelated to equine elders, but hopefully an indication that their environment is in reasonable health.)

I don't know where this chrysalis started out, but I found it on the ground as I was getting ready to reposition a newly scrubbed 50-gallon water tank. I'm sure that's not where it wanted to be as the Monarch Butterfly inside prepares to emerge. For the time being, its nestled in a small shrub next to the house.

See here to view all the Monarch's stages of development, from egg to adult.

And a sidenote to all who find our less than perfectly manicured farm distressing.........this is why we always leave some milkweeds!

1 comment:

bd said...

I love this post. TRESS is beautiful. It is the perfect nature sanctuary in all ways. Thanks for sharing this photos.