Gathan Beaga

evidence of a burglary

Keeping Sue in the loop, as requested, on the monarch situation at home.

Unfortunately it would seem a sad end has befallen this chrysalis.

burglary

We think a small visitor may have handled it roughly a few days ago, killing it (evidence for which is the small-finger-shaped-indentation on the left side); or else something has eaten it alive. Nice.

We still should have 15 after today though: there’s another caterpillar going into its chrysalis as I type. And at least an earlier chrysalis is starting to darken and colour up, so we might not be too far off the first butterfly.