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I knew our monarch butterfly would be emerging today since he looked like this last night!

monarch chrysalis

And like this this morning:

monarch emerging chrysalis

Monarch Butterfly Emerging

Remember our monarch butterfly caterpillar we found?

Let the show begin…

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It’s a boy!  See the thick black dots on his back wings? That’s how you can tell the sex of a monarch butterfly.

monarch emerging chrysalis

His first flight to our neighbors tree!

monarch butterfly

I also captured the monarch butterfly emerging in video!

monarch butterfly

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