EXPLORE #378, Sept 18/09
Yesterday I had to get out of the house and go for my walk..BANG BANG BANG go the roofers lol I decided I would go out Butterfly scouting. Last year at this time the Monarch's were abundant..This year due to cooler weather the Monarch's are fewer.....I recently read in the paper there are documented fewer numbers here in Southern Ontario..This beauty sure caught my eye yesterday in the sunshine..........;) However, I only saw two fluttering about in my "secret spot" that I found last year. So far this is my only posted Monarch shot of this summer........
Here's the article I read in our newspaper the other day ;)
"Monarchs are especially noted for their lengthy annual migration. In North America they make massive southward migrations starting in August until the first frost. A northward migration takes place in the spring. The monarch is the only butterfly that migrates both north and south as the birds do on a regular basis. But no single individual makes the entire round trip."
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