Chrysalis found on the Ground
Down and Doomed?
We Central Californians have had very rainy and windy weather recently and I just found a crysalis on the ground between two paving stones near the milkweed plants....I put it on a shaded nearby work bench and surrounded it with empty flower pots so it won't fall off. Is this butterfly done for? Is there something else I can try? Should I bring it in the house?
Santa Barbara County
I am not sure if you were able to "hang" your chrysalis, but here is what I have done. Tie some thread to the top black "stem" of the chrysalis and then I tie it to a stick which I put in a small vase. You can bring it inside then and maybe witness the butterfly emerging.
Try to handle the chrysalis as little as possible. I hope this helps.