There is still so much going on in the garden. Painted ladies and other butterflies are still enjoying the butterfly bush.
This painted lady had a chunk out of its wing. It came back a few times to nectar on the countless blooms.
There were a couple of chunks out of this cabbage white butterfly's wings as well. It's also faded.
This one is intact and is brightly coloured. A recent eclosure perhaps?
I released two more female monarchs today.
This was the ceiling of the caterpillar castle three days ago.
I used to peel the empty chrysalids off the ceiling until I pulled a bunch of full ones off in the process as the mesh that attaches them to the ceiling is enmeshed with neighbouring ones. I now leave them until all in the area are finished.
There are 4 left. All should be finished by the last week of September.