I pinned a ready-to-eclose chrysalis on my car visor so I could keep an eye on it. This was at the beginning of the eclosing season and I wanted to supervise its hanging & drying then release it on that sunny day in the garden at work. After traveling 1 mile on a bumpy dirt road then 1 mile on pavement, I looked up and saw it emerging. I think being shook up on the washboard-gravel road stimulated it. I'm just glad I had the road to myself so I couldn't rear-end anyone!
A 'dad' on the soccer team mentioned that he saw me on the side of a common thoroughfare. I told him I was collecting food as well as caterpillars for the monarchs I intended to tag for the migration studies at Univ of Kansas. (I use this line a lot - sounding scientific makes me sound less obsessed & loony but the latter is more true than the former
) He mentioned that another 'soccer mom' tags woodcocks & pointed to a lady nearby. I asked her about the birds, talked about my butters. At the next soccer game I brought a tagged monarch to release & gave them a cat. They're anticipating it's eclosing shortly and I get updates at each soccer event.
We should all get a medal for our efforts!