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Monarch Butterfly

Danaus plexippus


The Monarch is famous for its southward migration and northward return in summer from Canada to Mexico and Baja California which spans the life of three to four generations of the butterfly. (Wikipedia).


John Steinbeck has a chapter in Sweet Thursday (one of my top three favorite novels) about the Monarchs returning to Monterrey, CA.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

Thank you, Sarala!


Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Thank you, merci, felipeche72.

felipeche72 6 years ago

Magnifique shoot, un papillon superbement bien réussi, félicitation !!


KarenL 6 years ago

We saw far fewer Monarchs this year than last, even though we have planted loads of different asclepias.

Thanks Ava! I've sure missed everyone and I'm very happy to be back!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Thanks Cindy. It's so nice to see you back here!

Nice one, Ava! These were all over my backyard today! So lovely. I haven't read Sweet Thursday before. I'll add it to my list!

Oceanside, California, USA

Lat: 33.23, Long: -117.21

Spotted on Oct 28, 2012
Submitted on Nov 1, 2012


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