Yes, the fully formed butterflies have ‘arrived’ in the Gippygarden!
Yes, two beautiful Monarch/Wanderer butterflies have emerged. The first appeared the very next day after the last post. The slightly transparent chrysalis became increasingly transparent over the next 12 hours and suddenly a new butterfly was here. The second butterfly made her appearance today. They are both female.
I’d love to know where they will go from here. The weather has started to cool a fair bit and it only just scraped over the 16 degrees suggested before letting the second butterfly free today. Will they overwinter near by? Will they head back to New South Wales or Queensland? I wish I had a crystal ball and could follow their journey!