Migrating Monarchs

So glad to see the Monarch butterflies back in our area after making their spring migration.  They arrived here around the middle to end of April.  These photos were taken on April 28.

“But even if I’m left high and dry at the end of this wild journey, just taking it is a great feeling.”  ~Olivia Wilde

10 thoughts on “Migrating Monarchs

  1. Beautiful Rebecca. Last year I went to a “Butterfly Walk” to raise money for local animal shelters. The woman’s yard was filled with perennials and milkweed and was an official monarch way station. It was a gardener’s delight there but not a sunny day, so not as many butterflies as hoped for, but what were there – just exquisite.

    • What a special treat for you to get to do the Butterfly Walk! Sounds like a lovely way to spend the day — enjoying butterflies and beautiful flowers. 🙂

      • It was very nice Rebecca and the yard was filled to capacity with yard art and flowers … and lots of people as we walked along the narrow mulch paths. As you walked up to the house, you deposited your “offerings” on the porch, and was already overflowing with items that had been advertised in the local paper as her “want list” … here is the link to the post I wrote to see how her yard looked. https://lindaschaubblog.net/2017/08/27/butterflies-are-free/

      • Beautiful photos and write-up of the event. That’s a neat idea to get needed items for the animals. A lot of work and imagination went into that yard. A very special place!

  2. If I remember correctly,when the Monarch migrates northward,it may take 4 generations to reach their destination. Each generation is left genetic map instructions.
    The thing I find amazing is that they know where to go even though they’ve never been there & it takes 4 generations to reach their northern homes!

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