Sunday, 27 July 2014

Monarch butterfly video

July 28 UPDATE:
After a massive thunder and lightning show, and 46mm of rain in an hour, I brought her into the kitchen. Maggie Monarch passed over night, tucked in behind the curtain on the plant.

It's so pretty, with a pretty useless wing.
I ended up putting it out in the garden. The wing is irreparable. I tried it on the phlox, where it unfolded its long proboscus and drank the dewy rain water.
I wondered if I should put it on the Milkweed, if it had eggs to lay. I set it there, then went back, and an ant was crawling all over it. They are merciless, so back I put it on a plant on the sheltered back deck. It is now pouring rain and thundering. It was a good move. The wind acted as sort of a physiotherapist, but I'm not sure if this is a good thing.

Broken-winged Monarch from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
This poo little Monarch was smucked by a car. I brought it home.


Cloudia said...

You are a true angel

ALOHA from Honolulu
=^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

William Kendall said...

Poor thing. Not sure if there is anything you can do now.

By the way, when you're up on the weekend this way, use the World Exchange Plaza for parking. Free on the weekends, and close to everything.

Christine said...

I didn't know they could be tamed like sit on your finger. But it won't survive...nature's way I think.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Such gorgeous portraits you took of it Jenn. Nature is honoured, and she will run her course. YAM xx