Meet Monarch #3: Greta

13 Sep

After discovering more Monarch caterpillars at the end of August, I put one in a new mesh cage.  Over the Labor Day weekend, she turned into a pupa.  That was about 12-13 days ago, and based on the timing, a new Monarch butterfly should emerge any day.  Her name is Greta, a nod to climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Stay tuned for news this weekend, and check out the habitat hanging outside the play area if you walk by.  The pupa is small, green, and near the top zipper.

With luck, we may be able to tag and release Greta this weekend.   This will need to happen within hours of the emergence; be ready if you want to observe her first flight!  — Denise

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