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    We found Monarch caterpillars in our garden, and we watched them grow and grow and grow!  Then they turned into a chrysalis. We waited patiently for them to come out as butterflies and then make a long journey to Mexico!  The Monarchs are the only kind of butterflies that migrate to a different place in the winter.

  • It is hanging in the shape of the letter "J".  This means that it will soon split its skin and turn into a chrysalis.monarch

  • Now it is a Monarch chrysalis!

  • Now she is out!!  Isn't she beautiful? She has no black spots at the bottom of both her wings.  (Only the male has the two dark, black spots down at the bottom of both wings).

  • We are ready to release her and watch her fly away to Mexico!!