I had to leave the house around 4:00 for the Rochester Flower and Garden Club tour (highlights and picture of that in tomorrow's post) and didn't get home till almost 9:30.
Upon returning home, I found that the caterpillar had managed to secure himself to the top of the house and was starting to assume the "J" position.
When I got up this morning, I noticed one of the other smaller caterpillars had also started its move to the top.
When I got home from work this afternoon, I found a completed chrysalis. Isn't it beautiful?
(OK, I admit it's kind of a crappy picture taken through the plastic cover, but I still think it's beautiful!)
The other caterpillar is also in the process of creating its secure attachment to enable the building of the chrysalis, so by the end of the day tomorrow, I should have another monarch chrysalis on my ranch.
The rest of the caterpillars are still munching away on their milkweed leaves and growing like crazy. I'll have to start looking for more little caterpillars and eggs tomorrow.
Monarch Ranch II went down to the campground for the weekend with my office mate. I'll be interested to find out how she did with that on Monday.