Saturday, September 02, 2006

Monarch butterfly

I saw the article and pictures sent in by Bev regarding the Monarch butterfly.

I was in Pismo Beach, Calif. this February, where the Monarch butterflies go to migrate for the winter. I have attached some pictures, hope they are clear enough to see. Thousands of these butterflies build their nests in the eucalyptus trees by layering themselves on top of each other for protection. It is a fascinating sight. They then fly on in the spring. Sadly though their life span is so short that they do not return back to the same place twice.

I had a chuckle reading the brochure. It stated that these butterflies even come from "as far north as CANADA!!" .....Eskimo/igloo country perhaps!!!


Thanks Flo H.

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