|This is what the caterpillars look like..|
.just beginning to attach, before becoming a chrysalis.
|The type of flowers favoured by the Monarch.|
|The plant that hosts the caterpillars and chrysalis.|
|More butterfly friendly plants...|
|This is Amelie (as she has come to be known)..|
just before she hatched, you can see the markings of her wings
so clearly through the wall of the chrysalis.
|Just freshly hatched...|
|Drying her wings on some favoured flowers...|
|Having a stretch.|
|She gave me such a fright when having her first flutters she landed on my hand...bit of a shaky photo, me trying to concentrate and capture the moment.|