Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Caritas Strodthoff opens a monarch nursery every year. (The nursery is a recycled fish tank. It works!)
Some of our newest babies include Bessie Sue, Tootsie Rose, Hallie Mary, Heinrich John and Beautiful Winger.
Millie Louise hatched and is shown here hanging in a chrysalis. She’s the one in the form of a “J”. Notice all the different stages in one photo. Quite a bit of life-giving action on the top of the screen!
In two weeks she’ll come out as a monarch!! That’s the picture of the chrysalis that’s now black. Looking closely you can can that butterfly is close to breaking out of the chrysalis.
The new butterfly is moved outside among the color of flowers.
Oh: “To be able to love a butterfly, we must be able to care for a few caterpillars!