Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Still Waiting, Not Quite So Patiently

We are still waiting. Two weeks from when we first discovered the chrysalis passed on September 8th. The leaf it is attached to was drooping perilously, so Ed carefully tied it up. I'm still hoping that this butterfly will hatch. They call me Pollyanna! The time period for hatching given in "An Extraordinary Life,The Story of a Monarch Butterfly" is 5 to 15 days. We're a bit overdue. I will keep checking anyway,but at some point I will have to give up and harvest those beets!


Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Should you sing to it? Maybe, it'll help?

Benjamin Vogt said...

My fall monarchs always take longer, usually closer to 14 days, whereas summer ones average 10. I bet it turns clear tomorrow!