We were surprised all the same to find a monarch chrysalis hidden in the garden. The enterprising caterpillar traveled more than 20 feet from its milkweed plant to spin its chrysalis in a safe place, out of sight among the African daisies that line our driveway.
|A cleverly hidden monarch chrysalis, ready to hatch.|
|The newly hatched butterfly unfolds and dries its wings, preparing for flight.|
|The empty chrysalis is almost transparent, and far too small to hold a butterfly.|
|The new butterfly unfolds and is ready to take flight. It's frail wings will carry it all the way to Mexico.|