Monarch butterflies are definitely here. These chrysalises will become butterflies in a week before taking an incredible long journey south to Mexico for wintering. This is the high record I ever have chrysalises (17 with 3 more to pupate tonight). Monarch chrysalises are one of the most beautiful creatures of nature. #ilcp #monarchbutterfly #chrysalis

This morning we got eight healthy monarch butterflies that are ready to take a long journey south to central Mexico. Each year, the monarch’s migration takes several generations. Three to four generations complete the trip north in spring to early summer. But only one generation make the return trip south. #monarchbutterfly #butterfly