She finally hatched!

She finally hatched!

Do any of you remember the butterfly chrysalis I posted back on February 27th?  It was rescued from the roadside mowers by my friend Madeline. I have been babysitting it since February. I was afraid it might not hatch, as Madeline told me to expect it hatch around May 1. Well, she may be a late bloomer, but she’s a beauty! I snapped a quick photo while she was still moving a little slowly, and then let her go. She fluttered off like a pro. What a beautiful creature! I am so relieved my little charge survived the winter (and the mowers).

female black swallowtail butterfly (Papilio polyxenes)

  • Susan L says:

    You go, girl!

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birds of a feather (7 of 7)

birds of a feather (7 of 7)

northern flicker or common flicker (Colaptes auratus)

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Mediterranean snipe (becassine in French; from our neighbor Jean-Luc)

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birds of a feather (5 of 7)

Tennessee warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina)

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birds of a feather (4 of 7)

dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis)

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