My friend the photographer Murray Head is dubious. I will let him present his case to you and you can judge for yourselves:
On Tuesday October 18 you reported a story entitled "Monarch of the Conservatory Garden." That story seems to support and perpetuate the "Metamorphosis" theory.
Now that idea has always sounded quite far fetched, so I went to the Conservatory Garden this afternoon [October 20] to do a little first hand investigation...and take a close look.
Now I am supposed to believe that this guy (a caterpillar)
goes to sleep...
and wakes up this!?
Just look at the number of feet, wrong color and
not a hint at wings... come on.
Then there is the "chrysalis"... from whence he magically emerges.
I asked a Conservancy zone gardener if he knew how it got there.
He did not! (I suspect it's a plant.)
Checking around I took a few more picture pictures...
I remain dubious.
All pictures today, except the last which was taken earlier.
Photos and captions by MURRAY HEAD
To be continued...