I apologize for the grainy, shakey video--don't watch if you're feeling a bit tipsy. I wasn't ready, and so I only had my digital camera at hand, not video camera.
Such a sad day. The last of the monarchs are off. The weather forecast calls for a 20-25 degree drop in temps for tomorrow down to 55ish, with rain and 20mph north winds. With today's gusts to 40, many of the trees are now bare. I had no idea trees were turning, but that's Nebraska, brown and done, sometimes even green and done.
Goodbye summer. I am deserted, suddenly. (I wish I was desserted with my mom's chocolate pie, or chocolate velvet cake--hear that, mom? When you visit this week bring dessert!)
Great videos (the up-and-down movement just made me feel like I was there). I guess it's your monarchs that will head to Mexico for the winter and then to start the cycle all over again.
Chocolate would totally make it better. I hope your Mom delivers. I feel your pain. I am not a winter person at all.
What a wonderful, wonderful event you (and we!) witnessed! I've done many segments of this process over the years, from feeding the caterpillars to having them make their chrysalis, to releasing them... but somehow, I've always managed to miss the emergence! So, Thank You so very much!! :-)
MB--I hope they make it to Mexico! I wish these were the ones that came back, that'd be neat.
K--She brought my favorite brownies!
SG--It was VERY quick, that's for sure. There're better vids on youtube.
Ben, thank you especially for that first video. I managed to miss the drop out of the chrysalis casing of Little Miss Monarch, although I saw it just as she cleared it. Tomorrow is the day when we try another release so she can get on her way to Mexico, hopefully!
Isn't this just the most wonderful thing to witness?
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