Hyattsville Wild!

Next in an occasional series.

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Fledgling Monarch in a pear tree.

I was in my neighbor's yard when I saw what had just hatched from one of these...

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make its maiden voyage, alighting in the tree you see above. Our neighbors discovered the chrysalises under some hosta plants and transplanted them for observation.

Here's another species, "caught" on the Northwest Branch trail near home.

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Ain't they purty? Thanks to C. for sending them along.