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Published on Jun 9, 2010
Monarch butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, filmed in our Gloucester garden. Female Monarch butterflies deposit eggs on common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) and marsh milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) in eastern Massachusetts. The chrysalis in this video was attached to a marsh milkweed stem. For a wealth of information on butterfly gardening, read Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities!, written and illustrated by Kim Smith, published by David R. Godine.