Monday, March 26, 2012
La Mariposa Monarca
The Monarch Butterfly winters in Mexico. If you don't know about the incredible migration of this butterfly, I hope you will click here, and learn more about the journey they make each year.
My youngest daughter once traveled to the Monarch Sanctuary in Morelia, Michochan, Mexico. While there observing the migration, hundreds of butterflys landed on her arms and shoulders. Here is a site that shows photos from one of the sanctuaries.
Little did I know, when I first saw a butterfly on Sunday, that it would turn out to be a Monarch. What a rare treat to see on my farm!
It wasn't until I was outside with my camera in hand, that I realized it was a Monarch. In my excitement, I was afraid I would scare her off before I had a chance to get at least one photo.
It was like the butterfly waited for me to take my photographs.
Then she flew off, headed north.....