The Monarch Butterflies were migrating on Wednesday as they make their way back south for the winter. There were not a great number of them as we have seen other times, approximately 30-40. It was windy, not a surprise, and they seemed to be seeking shelter from the wind in the trees. It is amazing to me that these delicate creatures travel as far as they do.
I watched them for awhile, took some photos and tired to keep the dogs back away from the trees as the butterflies were disturbed by their presence. They didn't mind the camera flash though. They were interesting to watch and the trick was to catch them as they opened and closed their wings. They were not doing it when I was able to get a little closer. I did find an interesting site that records the migration of butterflies and birds. http://www.learner.org/jnorth/http://www.learner.org/jnorth/