Today our last monarch was set to emerge from its chrysalis, but it only managed a tiny edge of one wing. I presume it's dead by now, or will be shortly. It led a strange life, not eating for many days before it went "J", then when it did go the chrysalis, as the caterpillar, was undersized.
So, to the garden to find monarchs--and other insects--which will see us through the week and into a four day weekend (viva academic jobs and their fall breaks).
|Male Monarch by Phallic Liatris Seed Head|
|Painted Lady on Aster Tataricus|
|Bees on Solidago|
|Indian and Switch Grass at Dusk|
|Snow Crocus in Fall|
|Gratuitous (Gorgeous) Monarch Pic|