The shadows of monarch butterflies hovering over our backyard ivy is one of the wonders of the low October sun and the reflections caught in the window. Given that the monarchs will only be here for about a week, each shadow, if I am fortunate to see it, is a signal for me to grabContinue reading “Monarch Madness…”
Every October monarch butterflies spend some time in our backyard ivy. I spotted my first monarch of the season yesterday. They are migrating to Southern California and Mexico. Their time here will be brief.
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”
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…”