Without further ado, meet the newest member of the Monarch world, soon to join the ranks of thousands as they make their way to the hills of Mexico:
It's supposed to reach 60° later today and it's sunny, so as soon as it's warm enough and Little Miss Monarch is ready to fly, I will set her on her way. It will take approximately two months for her to make the trip to Mexico and at this late date, she has absolutely no time to lose. Averaging 200-250 miles a day, she will undoubtedly encounter more cold air before she reaches the warmer southern climate where she will be more comfortable.
By the way, I did stay up pretty much all night to watch for this event, but she is just like most babies, they are born when they are good and ready. She emerged at 8:40 a.m. EDT. And technically, she's now an adult. She probably was giving karma to me for my procrastination habit, don't you think? ;-)