Monarch Watch
June 20, 2009: Brought two monarch butterfly eggs into the house to watch them grow. I expect the eggs to hatch in two or three days. Then I will have to keep a caterpillar supplied with milkweed for about three weeks.

The monarch watch ended on July 18, 2009, when my butterflies emerged from their chrysalises. I took them out into the yard and let them go. It's amazing that they knew how to fly without ever having seen another butterfly do it.

I also made two videos which are on YouTube, showing the transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis and from chrysalis to butterfly:

Monarch in the Making
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUYpyATTwos

Monarch in the Making II
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzt6TZQl758
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