This chrysalis is the first we’ve found and it is under the banister of our front porch.  We hope the many (40?, 50?) caterpillars we’ve had chomping on our various milkweeds are doing the same thing.  This photo taken two days ago.  Several of our baby milkweed plants have been stripped of leaves by the caterpillars but it is worth it for the blessing that these insects are.

Monarch Chrysalis Aug 24, 2010

Monarch Chrysalis on the Crystal River Inn B&B front porch railing.