I saw on TV this morning a report on the migration of the monarch butterflies. They come from all parts of the country and end up on wooded hill in Mexico. It is amazing how such a fragile looking butterfly can travel that far and survive. The biggest danger to their existence is loss of habitat for laying eggs. They only lay eggs on milkweed plants which serve not only as place to lay the eggs, but as a food for the larvae. Urban sprawl has killed off oh so much milk weed that it is starting to affect the amount of monarchs for the next generation.
Have any of you ever witnessed a migration of monarchs? I was lucky enough to do so once in my life. I was out archery hunting one evening on a friend’s hunting lease a couple hours drive north of where I live. Just as the sun was setting, thousands and thousands of monarch butterflies came in and started landing in a couple of trees. They filled up the trees, and it was a sight to behold and one I sure felt lucky to see. The chances of seeing this is probably a lot less than once in a life time. No words can describe the sight, it was so very awesome!! I was so very lucky to be in the right place at the right time and the only one to see them. By the time I got back to camp, it was dark and after being there for the last couple of nights, it was time to head for home, since we all had to be at work the next morning, so I was the only one that saw them.
It amazes me that something so small and delicate could travel that far and what is more a wonder is how they could navigate from all over North America to that one wooded hilltop in Mexico!!
We have had, and are still having lots of rain. It started about 04:00 this morning with the first wave of thunder storms coming through the area. One hundred percent chance of rain today. You all have a great day now, you hear?