I released my last monarch of 2020 today. I watched the caterpillar outside for at least 14 days, then found the chrysalis on September 29 and brought it inside to protect it from the cold weather and predators. It was a chrysalis for at least 18 days! I had almost given up on it, but the chrysalis was still green, so I held off throwing it out. These late-season monarchs are nerve-wracking! The cooler weather really slows down metamorphosis.
Latitude: 39.7 Longitude: -75.8
Observed by: Debra
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