Painted Lady Butterfly Photos!

Last Wednesday afternoon our chrysalis started to hatch!  It was so much fun watching the butterflies come out over the next few days.  Unfortunately I couldn't get the hatching on film.  It's very hard to get good butterfly photos in the house!

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 Painted Lady Butterfly Hatching

Painted Lady Butterfly Hatching

Here is one drying it's wings, newly hatched.

 Raising Painted Lady Butterflies

Raising Painted Lady Butterflies

Oh so pretty!!

 Raising Some Painted Lady Butterflies

Raising Some Painted Lady Butterflies

When we took the first hatching group out to release one of them landed on dd(3yr) dress.  She was so happy!  I bet that butterfly though she was a flower with the bright flowers all over her dress!

 Painted Lady Butterfly On Phlox

Painted Lady Butterfly On Phlox

They also loved my phlox!

 Painted Lady Butterfly With Sugar Water

Painted Lady Butterfly With Sugar Water

Ok last one.  We had so much fun with this we'll definitely do it again!