Wednesday, 21 June 2017


We watched a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis this week. It was a male monarch (distinguished by its black spot on each hind wing) and an unlikely survivor in our New Zealand winter.  Sadly the second chrysalis didn't emerge.  If you see it winging its way across the playground, wish it well.  It has to survive until next Spring.

1 comment:

  1. What a privilege to see a Monarch emerge. I never quite time it correctly. Motehr Nature is amazing!