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I knew we were getting close to this day. Every day for 12 days, I went out to check on my little friend. He had chosen a very inconspicuous location and so there were a couple of days when I really had to search to find him, but of course, he had not moved and I was always so thankful that he seemed to be 'hanging' on safe and sound.
So this morning when I couldn't find the chrysalis I figured I just was not looking in quite the right spot. I finally went back out and saw why it was harder than normal to see; it was empty. I had mixed emotions. Sad that I had missed getting to see if it really was a he or a she and sad that I did not witness the excitement of the 'birth.' But! there was joy knowing that my little friend did emerge and obviously flew away! He had not been eaten by predators or knocked off and smashed. This evening, I am so happy thinking about a new Monarch flying up in the skies, enjoying beautiful flowers and hopefully bringing smiles to all the people who are lucky enough to see my little butterfly! Good luck my Monarch!
We humans can help monarchs by providing them the plant they need to survive: the milkweed plant. It is a beautiful plant that usually grows in the wild, but civilization has reduced the numbers of Milkweed plants. If you have any space in your garden, please consider the addition of this plant and you can help the survival of this wonderful species.
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I am very concerned with our environment and have decided to donate any money I make from any sales of this image to the ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND.....because the Earth needs a good lawyer! We all need to speak up and support efforts to protect our environment. We will not get a second chance!
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August 6th, 2019
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