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Perseverance Prevailed

A winter monarch caterpillar munching on the remnants of milkweed on Jan. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Perseverance prevailed. The third instar monarch caterpillar we found munching on the remnants of our cut-back milkweed on Jan. 23 in Vacaville, Calif., is now an adult butterfly fluttering around the neighborhood. We brought the caterpillar in...

A winter monarch caterpillar munching on the remnants of milkweed on Jan. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A winter monarch caterpillar munching on the remnants of milkweed on Jan. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A winter monarch caterpillar munching on the remnants of milkweed on Jan. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The caterpillar is about to
The caterpillar is about to "J" and pupate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The caterpillar is about to "J" and pupate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's almost a chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's almost a chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's almost a chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The formation of the chrysalis is complete. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The formation of the chrysalis is complete. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The formation of the chrysalis is complete. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The iconic monarch wings are visible through the translucent chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The iconic monarch wings are visible through the translucent chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The iconic monarch wings are visible through the translucent chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

New life! A monarch butterfly, a male, drying its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
New life! A monarch butterfly, a male, drying its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

New life! A monarch butterfly, a male, drying its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male monarch spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The male monarch spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male monarch spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready to lift off! Shortly after this image was taken, the male monarch fluttered away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready to lift off! Shortly after this image was taken, the male monarch fluttered away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready to lift off! Shortly after this image was taken, the male monarch fluttered away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 4:26 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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