Monarch Time

About a 1,000 feet from our house there is a “grove” of dying coastal oaks overrun with ivy. Each year in late October¬†migrating monarch butterflies stop here briefly before gathering at nearby Pacific Grove, the self-proclaim butterfly capital of (the world?). I saw one monarch two days ago and about12 yesterday. Some people claim theyContinue reading “Monarch Time”

Monarchs Finally Arrive…

After bemoaning how few monarch butterflies I’ve seen this year, they showed in large numbers on my street this week. I’ve read they populate the Monterey area in October and November and, in fact, the city of Pacific Grove supposedly has 45,000 monarchs. Who counts them? Is the tally accurate. Hey, I have four inContinue reading “Monarchs Finally Arrive…”