The current radar image shows a little bit of redevelopment, and the weatherman on the 6:00 news said we may continue to have rain throughout the night.
Here's our rain gauge at shortly before 1:00 PM
And here's our rain gauge tonight after supper at 7:00 PM.
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And here's an update on the monarch ranch.
Yesterday, another monarch butterfly emerged from her cocoon. I released her when I got home from work. I also found out when I got home that one of the caterpillars (that had attached itself to the roof on Thursday) was the victim of a parasitic insect. The dead caterpillar was still hanging there when I got home with a long string of something hanging out of its side. Ick, Ick, Ick! I read in the Birdchick blog (look at her June 18 post) that this sometimes happens--especially when you find the larger caterpillars outside. I have been fortunate up to now because most of my caterpillars have hatched from eggs, but I have found a few larger cats on the milkweed outside and brought them in as an experiment to see if this would happen (and it did).
So on to a more pleasant subject. Tomorrow I will again have another new monarch butterfly to release outside in my Monarch Waystation.
Here's a photo of the chrysalis taken at about 7:45 this morning. Isn't it neat how you can see the butterfly wings through the chrysalis?
Here's the chrysalis tonight at shortly after 7:00 PM. See how dark it's become? I think it's neat that you can also see the butterfly developing in the chrysalis next to this one.
I'm so happy that I'll be home tomorrow morning to see the butterfly emerging. Hopefully I can get some good pictures to share with you. BTW, I ordered my butterfly tagging kit from MonarchWatch.org and it should arrive by next weekend.