butterflies

A Delicate Balance

We had an opportunity recently to stop and take a look at Monarch Butterflies that cluster yearly at a few different locations in California. There were plenty of photographers taking pictures and several docents offered their knowledge to visitors that had questions.

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Looking up as I did, they appeared to be camouflaged as they clustered among the leaves and branches of the Eucalyptus trees

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Even though it appears to be sunny, it was later in the afternoon and shadows were setting in

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It was fascinating to observe. Butterflies are beautiful and delicate. To learn of how far they travel is amazing.

15 thoughts on “A Delicate Balance

  1. When I grew up in Iowa, we often saw their caterpillars on the milkweed – not quite as beautiful but completely intriguing. And now and then their flight path takes them through Texas. They’re usually west of me. One year I was visiting friends and got to see a real migration – so many butterflies!

    I’m glad people are becoming more aware of the problems they face, and are more willing to put forth effort to conserve their habitat.

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  2. This really is a wonderful experience to have. When Dear and I were living in Camarillo we headed north along the coast one weekend and were able to see the Monarchs close to Pismo Beach… amazing sight!

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