Thursday January 1, 2015
UPDATED January 3rd!
Say hello to the first emerged butterfly of 2015, out on New Years Day! In this picture, she seems to be encouraging her brothers and sisters (Monarchs: first, fourth, and fifth rows) and cousins (Queens: second and third rows) to come out and join her! “The weather’s great!”, she seems to be saying.
Update: And now, on January 3rd, we have a pairing of Monarchs!
…followed a short while later by the female busily laying eggs: