Yesterday, there were strong thunderstorms with high winds here, while across Texas there were damaging tornadoes and hailstorms.
Today, on Palm Sunday, I went out to collect milkweed leaves for the indoor caterpillars (always growing and needing more). At 11:30am it was 61 degrees F, sunny, with 46% humidity, and strong winds from the northwest. I saw 6 monarchs flying, resting & sunning, and nectaring.
Three of the indoor-raised monarch caterpillars (brought in as larvae from outdoors) became chrysalises today ~ the first ones to do so.
This is a photo of one of the monarchs resting in deep grass, getting some warm sunlight and getting out of the strong winds.
Latitude: 30.4 Longitude: -95.8
Observed by: Kathy
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