The Butterfly Whisperer
Watch this lovely Monarch Butterfly emerge from its cocoon. If you missed our previous share of Carissa Braun’s post on Monarchs and Milkweeds, catch it here: http://goo.gl/h5ZpDg
Also see Carissa’s autoawesome pictures of the Queen Butterfly here: http://goo.gl/EZct3p
Originally shared by Carissa Braun
Another Queen Emerges
I know I shared a butterfly-cocoon emerging last week, but this one was a bit more fun. The key to a successful hatching is to have the cocoon upside down. If it’s pinned wrong, or if it falls, the butterfly will die. The wings may be permanently crippled or the butterfly may not be able to emerge. After emerging, the butterfly must remain upside down to let the wings successfully dry. Thankfully for this Queen, even though the cocoon fell, it decided to try to emerge while I was there. An interesting, and rather cool, experience. Just after, I let it grip a nearby stick so it could finish drying. 🙂
I used the Photo app to manual add motion. It’s slightly off and repeats two photos, but it works well enough.