The Monarchs are migrating! After my post the other day I've heard from several sources of Monarchs migrating or all clustered on trees.
I remember from my childhood stories and photos of Monarchs gathered in great numbers on the north shore of Lake Erie. But neither of us have ever seen anything like that.
Today Mrs.F.G. was driving down for her weekly visit when she saw, along one of our favourite back roads, a whole cloud of Monarchs fluttering around the car. Many were clustered in a couple small trees. She stopped for 15 minutes and got several photos with a dozen or more Monarchs in the photo. She estimated there were probably 200 altogether. Sorry I can't share the photos.
That's a first time for us, and to my mind indicates that the Monarch butterflies are having a good year!
That's wonderful news! Anything good for the monarchs must be good for us, too! :-)ReplyDelete
This year there are lots of monarchs down here in northcentral Pennsylvania as well. Hopefully this isn't a one time occurrence and monarch populations will continue to improve.ReplyDelete
That is wonderful to hear!ReplyDelete
Other people are reporting a sizable number of Monarchs.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful sight that would be. Down here, in a much warmer place several hours north of us,and quite close to the sea, they cluster under huge pine trees in the winter.ReplyDelete
Last week on a country road while passing a single tree I saw what I thought small leaves blowing off a tree but noticed some of the leaves were going in different directions. Quickly stopped and noticed they were Monarchs. Maybe 20 of them but I wasn't able to get any photos of them in the air. Too bad you couldn't post Mrs FG's pictures.ReplyDelete
That sure would have been and amazing sight to see. We have noticed quite a few around here as well, a lot more than usualReplyDelete
Very cool. And why isn't Ms. FG sharing those photos!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful moment for Mrs. F.G.! I'm envious, that would be awesome to see!ReplyDelete
We had so many butterflies and larvae on our milkweed this season. It was a joy to see!ReplyDelete
I've seen some this summer, the last occasion in the last days of August around the Museum of Nature.ReplyDelete
How exciting for Mrs. FG!ReplyDelete
Wow! To see that many. Amazing :)ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
That must have been fantastic to see all those Monarchs. I've never seen anything like that.ReplyDelete
In the Fall and Spring the trees at Pointe Peele Park in Leamington are filled with Monarch Butterflies for the migration season.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.