Amazing Monarch Butterfly Photos in Mexico

When I was a child they were ubiquitous–too numerous to count in the hills of Pennsylvania. As recently as 15 years ago we saw hundreds each summer–now, I’d settle for a dozen. Or anything more than the three that landed in our garden this year. So beautiful; it’s difficult to believe, as scientists predict, that they’ll be gone in my lifetime.

Butterfly Garden

Monarch butterfly wintering colony, Danaus plexippus, Michoacan, Mexico

Monarch Butterfly Wintering Colony byFrans Lanting Studio

For lots more photos and information about where the Monarchs go during the winter months click on the link below.

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/images/graphics/mexico/Gallery_SanctuarySurvival.html

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About JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.
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