Today, December 24, I have 24 monarch butterfly chrysalises, one of which is about to eclose and become a #ChristmasEveButterfly any minute now. Today, I released three butterflies. Within five days, there should be a dozen more new butterflies– and then nine more butterflies after that. And that’s only what I have indoors.
It’s officially winter. At some point, this has to stop, right?
The other one’s from Jersey.
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