Weekly Puzzler #76

Well I have to say after last week’s puzzler, and a week of watching 4 Monarchs emerge from their chrysalises, I feel at a loss as to a new puzzler. Impossible to top the awe-inspiring videos of the butterflies emerging!

But it’s a new day and almost a new week AND a new month so let’s just go ahead and jump to a new question….

One day while I was out in a field recently, photographing “little wonders,” I found these lovely orange eggs that to me, looked like tiny works of art. They were on a goldenrod leaf, first 10 and then on a different day, just two side by side.

eggs--4As a Naturalist of course I wondered what they would become, deciding to bring the two home and hatch them out…I had a handful of Monarch eggs on Milkweed leaves in a small screened-in container, why not add these eggs and see what happened?

eggs-1324But ARE they butterfly eggs? What will come out of these lovely eggs? Check back next week to learn the answer AND hear the rest of the story.

Have a wonderful weekend! Can you believe it’s nearly September?

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  1. Gina E Bowe July 14, 2017 at 6:36 am #

    Did you ever figure out what the iridescent eggs on the Milkweed were? Just found some yesterday.

    • Sharon Mammoser August 28, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

      Yes, they are from a kind of assassin bug! Very beautiful eggs, very deadly insect (to other insects that is!)