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Special Monarch Visitor

Surprised in Dustin’s garden with a Monarch butterfly. With the cooler temperatures I thought they were all gone for the season.

My day has been made. Not just a butterfly, a Monarch. It was an honor to have this beauty in the garden. And he allowed me to spend about 15 minutes taking photos. Did not seem to mind my presence at all. 

Amazing trivia about the October Monarchs:

The fourth generation of monarch butterflies is a little bit different than the first three generations. The fourth generation is born in September and October and goes through exactly the same process as the first, second and third generations except for one part. 

The fourth generation of monarch butterflies does not die after two to six weeks. Instead, this generation of monarch butterflies migrates to warmer climates like Mexico and California and will live for six to eight months until it is time to start the whole process over again.It is amazing how the four generations of monarch butterflies works out so that the monarch population can continue to live on throughout the years, but not become overpopulated. Mother Nature sure has some cool ways of doing things, doesn’t she?

Amazing to know that these butterflies will migrate south and not die after six weeks like the others. 

A very special visit. I just had to share with you all.


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    Ever seen a Monarch butterfly?

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    Amazing that the October Monarchs will migrate and live for months, agree?

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Written by Carol DM

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