IAAC - Day 139 Monarch Butterflies in Migration
Today is Monday, October 18th and I am happy to be Alive.
Let me just start with that it is very difficult to catch a Monarch Butterfly in flight while it is migrating. Yesterday, I started seeing a few Monarch butterflies in our backyard but none of them stopped for the flowers that were in bloom. I thought this strange because there were yellow butterflies that were going around to all the flowers so why were the Monarchs not stopping.
I had totally forgot that Monarchs migrate south to overwinter in Mexico. So after I looked Monarchs up online, I was surprised by the length of their trip. Some of them travel over 3000 miles all the way from Canada. I certainly do not like traveling that far.
I sat on the back porch and noticed about one Monarch passed by every 15 seconds or so. That is when I wanted to get their photos. It is very hard to get a photo of a butterfly that is about 10 to 20 feet off the ground riding the wind currents.
Here are the pictures I was able to catch. I just wish I could have gotten closer pictures. Then I wished them luck on that long journey.
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