Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterfly (Guelph Lake Nature Centre, August 2014)

Monarch Butterfly (Guelph Lake Nature Centre, August 2014)

Monarch caterpillar frass and milkweed leaf chew (August. 2014)

Monarch caterpillar frass and milkweed leaf chew (August. 2014)

Why does Monarch Caterpillar frass (poop) turn green when it is left in water?  I wonder if there is a connection to leaves drying out and turning brown? Maybe the colour change has something to do with moisture content?

Monarch Chrysalis (August, 2014)

Monarch Chrysalis on a Milkweed Plant (August, 2014)

 

Monarch Chrysalis after butterfly has emerged (August, 2014)

Monarch Chrysalis after butterfly has emerged (August, 2014)

*note the silk used to anchor the chrysalis from above.  Amazing.

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