12 months ago today Aotearoa New Zealand went into Level 3 shutdown, preparing for Level 4 in 2 days. This year I’m noticing the (late) Monarch caterpillars are transforming into chrysalises. They should emerge in about 2 weeks. Our ‘cocoon time’ lasted longer than 2 weeks!

Large Monarch caterpillar on a plant. Monarch caterpillar hanging from a rail. Monarch chrysalis hanging from a rail.

Miraz Jordan @Miraz

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