Date: 10/3/18 11:03 am From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...> Subject: [MDBirding] Hummer and butterfly
This morning, a Monarch butterfly emerged from the chrysalis we'd been keeping an eye on in the backyard. When I went outside at 8 a.m. it was already fully out, with straight wings. A half hour later were were on the back porch when we saw it take its first flight up to the Mexican Sage plant just above the chrysalis.
A few minutes later, a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird showed up. She looked askance at the butterfly but then seemed to decide it was not a big deal, and for the next several minutes we watched the two of them sip nectar from the same plant. How cool is that?
I've attached the best of the poor-quality cell phone photos we were able to get.
Pat Valdata Crisfield, Somerset County
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