Female Monarch Basking On Fennel



We’ve had some beautiful weather here in Houston the last few days, with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 60′s.  That’s going to be changing this week, where we may have 4 days below freezing.  And just think, I almost decided I could start preparing for Spring in the garden.

We still have Monarch Chrysalises, and one eclosed today.  I took her outside in the hope that it would be sunny and warm enough for her to fly away, but it stayed cloudy throughout the day and she never did fly away.  So, back in the house she goes since we’re supposed to have nothing but rain tomorrow.  Something tells me Leecy and I will be hand feeding Monarchs this week.

This is just a picture I took of this female Monarch on Fennel.

Female Monarch On Fennel Branch

Female Monarch On Fennel Branch

isaac - Those monarchs are gonna be hurting the next few days.February 1, 2011 – 7:15 pm

texdr - You’re not kidding. I hope they flew south or something. We have the caterpillars in the garage and a blanket over the top of the enclosure. To think I’m doing all this for “bugs.”:-)February 1, 2011 – 7:42 pm

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