Pam J

Pam J

Posted on 10/11/2015


Photo taken on October 10, 2015


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Monarch Saturday ! ~ Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)10-10-2015

Monarch Saturday ! ~ Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)10-10-2015
There were 16 beautiful Monarchs in prime condition migration through here today. Many stopped and fed all day and 6 were feeding right till dusk. They will have roosted close-by .

It never less than pure joy to see these butterflies.

I took around 150 photos and some video !

micritter, Matthieu, Helena Ferreira, Tim Hanko and 17 other people have particularly liked this photo


26 comments - The latest ones
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful shot.
22 months ago.
Pam J has replied to Don Sutherland
Thankyou Don !
22 months ago.
Christiane
Christiane
Wonderful close up !
22 months ago.
Pam J has replied to Christiane
Thankyou Christiane !
22 months ago.
Les's Photography AKA aligeeach
Les's Photography AK…
Thank you for posting this excellent image into the group it is reflecting beautifully in The Little Pond .
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22 months ago.
Pam J has replied to Les's Photography AK…
Thankyou Les !
22 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Fantastic shot!

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22 months ago.
Pam J has replied to William Sutherland
Thankyou William !
22 months ago.
DinosaursAreNotDead
DinosaursAreNotDead
22 months ago.
Pam J has replied to DinosaursAreNotDead
Thankyou Dino !
22 months ago.
Dick M
Dick M
Great detail!
22 months ago.
Pam J has replied to Dick M
Thankyou Dick !
22 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
splendid series
22 months ago.
Pam J has replied to Annemarie
Thankyou Annemarie
22 months ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
This shot really brings out the rich color of the monarch. Beautiful, indeed.
22 months ago.
Pam J has replied to Dave Linscheid
Thankyou Dave !
22 months ago.
Heidiho
Heidiho
Incredible.
You are a lucky woman ... to enjoy all this in your garden.
22 months ago.
Pam J has replied to Heidiho
Thankyou Heidi !

I am lucky yes.. but I will re-post what I wrote to someone yesterday

What no-one sees is this is a very rural rough 2 acres... planned gardening doesnt work at all... you just go with the wild stuff.... These False Sunflowers survive heat and drought.... I dont use ANY chemicals... I slog to just keep a little of the wild side away... I value the wildlife.. and I have increased the bird and butterfly species (48 bird species and 42 Butterfly species) by trying to husband the land responsibly.

It comes at the cost of never ever being easy... and I am getting older and the arthritis etc is worsening. I have more than I can really cope with... but... this is what pertains to be my almost sanity. Its the only way I can stay living in this country.


We have temps here in Summer up to 120F (49 to 50C) .. winters arent bad... lowest I have seen is -15F (-27C)... but we have damaging ice storms.... and then this is also Tornado Alley.

What I show here ... are the compensations.....
22 months ago.
Evangrek63
Evangrek63
extraaa
22 months ago.
Pam J has replied to Evangrek63
Thankyou Evan !
22 months ago.
Esther
Esther
We have seen so little butterfly action this year. I am certain enjoying your photos. I'm not certain that I could enjoy your weather, though.
22 months ago.
Pam J has replied to Esther
Thankyou Esther !

The past two years have been sparse too
22 months ago.
Tim Hanko
Tim Hanko
Pam, this group of monarch photos is terrific. I remember chasing these as kids. I think they were more plentiful then as I hardly see them anymore.
22 months ago.
Pam J has replied to Tim Hanko
Thankyou Tim....

The "flock" numbers rise and fall.

Last Spring... the over wintering number going North was pitifully small. It does however look as if they have bred well over Summer and this generation going back South is in prime condition. Hoping for larger numbers to over winter.

The front runners have now just crossed the Mexican border.. but they arent Home yet. I had a single female through again today. I have taken hundreds of pics of them !
22 months ago.
Béatrice
Béatrice
Beau reportage sur ces magnifiques animaux !
22 months ago.
Pam J has replied to Béatrice
Merci Béatrice !
22 months ago.