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Monarch ~ Day 234

I have been waiting on the butterflies to arrive in Dustin’s garden. The butterfly bush is in bloom. Yesterday I finally saw a monarch. Was so shocked, this was my first butterfly of the year. Monarchs are beautiful and I do not see them every year. It was such a special visit.

The monarch butterfly may be the most widely recognized of all American butterflies with its orange, black, and white wings. While beautiful, this coloring actually sends a warning to predators that the monarch is foul tasting and poisonous. Found throughout the United States, as well as Mexico and Canada, one of the most notable characteristics about the monarch is the astonishing 3000 mile journey some will make in the fall to their wintering grounds in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Mexico or to southern California, depending on which part of the United States or Canada they migrate.

Photo ©CarolDM2018

365 Photos Challenge Day 234

  • Have you ever seen a Monarch butterfly?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by Carol DM

Enjoy nature photography. Amateur self-taught photographer and love every minute of the photos from my yard and Dustin's garden. Sunset views from my deck are very peaceful to watch, capture and share. I have two cats, Brendel and the Dude. I share both special and funny moments I capture of them with you.

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