Its a girl!
Updated: Sep 21, 2019
Our first captive butterfly has hatched! We raised this monarch from a baby caterpillar. We know its a girl due to the markings. If we can get her to breed, we will have our raised our first batch of monarchs that could potentially migrate south for the winter.
Update 9/20: our second caterpillar hatched. Its another female! Our third caterpillar died. With no hope of captive breeding, we released both girls into the wild. Good luck on your long journey to Mexico! See you in the spring.