Hearts and Monarchs
Landmark 15 (Garden, birdfeeder, insects etc.)
We searched our yard to find the milkweed plants that we had previously found monarchs on. There were no eggs or caterpillars this year. But we did see some other butterflies on our flowers. Monarchs have a special place in our hearts. A few years ago we brought in some eggs and hatched out the caterpillars and continued to feed them fresh milkweed until they crawled up their enclosures and created their chrysalis. We were heading to my grandmothers funeral and that morning the Monarch who we had affectionately named GG (great grandma) hatched out of her chrysalis, by the time the funeral was about to take place she was ready to fly so we let her go near my grandmothers gravesite. GG monarch landed on a nearby rose as if to say thank you and then she flew off and lingered in a tree watching us all for awhile and then flew away. Such amazing creatures.
The Nancekivell Clan – August 30, 2022