Fall Windowbox Launches Monarch

Monarch Hatches on Fall Day

A Monarch butterfly hatching in October? Almost unheard of in Michigan. But here it is, newly emerged on October 19, gracing the mums, gourds and cabbage in my window box. Now we hope that it can escape our next frost and fly south for warmer weather. Fly, little guy, fly!

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    Hello Jean,
    What a beautiful window box…the decorative cabbage and pumpkin make wonderful bedfellows. …your baby monarch picked a wondwrful spot to spend time….it sensed the welcoming environment!

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    That’s a very cool photo, Jean! He fits right in with his current habitat. I bet he thinks he’s well camouflaged with the pumpkin.

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