Monarch, Captive-Reared

Date: 07/01/2019

Number: 5

The first eclose of the season happened a few minutes ago. Those first 10 minutes watching the monarch adjust its position and hanging on while those wings come down is always a bit scary. I read that monarchs can climb up paper towels so I'm experimenting with that in case one of them falls in those early critical minutes. I expect 4 more to eclose today. It is a warm humid day but overcast and rainy. The Monarchs may be overnight guests until the rain clears out tomorrow morning.

Saint Paul, MN

Latitude: 44.9 Longitude: -93.1

Observed by: Linda
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