The second butterfly finally emerged 10 days after forming the chrysalis. Since I missed the big show with the first one, I kept this one under complete watch. Once we saw the little ledge form and knew we were getting close, we anxiously waited for the slightest sign of a crack. I got so excited when it finally did that I almost dropped my camera. The kids really enjoyed seeing the whole process. My little 7 yr.old aspiring photog. Susie even filmed it. I was especially excited that I captured all of these with my old manual 28mm 2.8 macro lens. I think I am finally starting to get the hang of using the manual lenses on my Pentax. The kids had their last day of school yesterday so they were all able to see the butterfly emerge. I will try to post some pictures of them getting to know the butterfly tomorrow. We enjoyed her for awhile and then she was set free in a neighbor's garden.