I left it there a few minutes to see if it would regain consciousness. It just laid there twitching so I gave in and picked it up. It took about 40 minutes for it to start to flutter around... landing in the grass, on the chair cushion then the potted orchid and within an hour it managed to fly off. I love when I get the chance to interact with nature, but not under these circumstances.
|A bit dazed.|
|10 minutes later it started to come around and finally lift it's head. It was so tiny it was like holding air.|
|About 5 minutes later it started to flutter and move around.|
|Right before it took off and fluttered to the ground.|
|Although it was perfectly camouflaged I could not just leave it in the middle of the yard so I walked it closer to the house where I could keep an eye on it.|
|As I walked onto the lanai it flew off and landed on the cushion...|
|... finally settling in this orchid pot before taking off about an hour after I discovered it.|