|These two are the youngest today. Can you see the one in the back corner? That corner was very popular this year!|
|Showing off !|
So I took the ones that were stretching out to sit in the bush and warm up. They will sometimes stay there for a couple hours before they are ready to fly. UNLESS they are a girl! I don't know why,but the girls are very jumpy. This turned out to be 4 boys and 1 girl.
Can you find 4 of them on the bush?
|Here is a closeup of one of the boys , warming up.|
|And this is the girl. She would NOT stay on the bush, flittered off and landed in the grass. I tried to get her but she made it to the arborvitae by the road. NOT ready to fly, but try to tell HER that!!|
|I did get her to sit on my finger and headed back to the "warming" bush.|
|Just as I got there.... well, of course, she's off again! I didn't find her after this, but I don't think she went far. Monarchs are nearly invisible when they hang with their wings folded.|
|Here is one of her brothers, showing off the dots on the lower wings. Only the boys get those!|
Still two more to release, they were later so I will leave them until after noon.
Back to the iris work!