8/28/10

Saturday is for... the monarch butterfly

I've been perusing Monarch Butterflies on Etsy of late. 
Here's a few fluttery finds I'd like to share:



Polaroid (using Impossible Project's edge cut film) of my white butterfly bush.
You can hardly see them, but there are 4 monarch butterflies in this polaroid!
The one in flight is the easiest one to see.

I've had a lot of butterfly action in my backyard the past week or two. It's the season where Monarchs start to fly south. It's a long, perilous journey so they need to take lots of pit stops along the way. The last spot they hit in Ontario, before they go over a large body of water, is Point Pelee. One day, I'd love to go to Point Pelee in September, when the Monarchs are in the thousands, fueling for their long trip.

The wing of the Monarch is a study in colour and pattern. Such a delight, everytime!

May your days be filled with the sweetness of a butterfly,
~Caren

7 comments:

  1. That pendant! Beautiful.

    It would be so neat to see Point Pelee with all of the butterflies. I've been there once, but it was earlier in the summertime.

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  2. Wow, what beautiful photos. I haven't seen many Monarchs yet this summer, only a few. I think I'll try planting some milkweed next year.

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  3. Holly - I bet Point Pelee is a lovely stop any time of year, but definitely the most colourful during butterfly migratory time! :)

    Amber - I haven't tried planting milkweed in my garden, but I could definitely go out & transplant some from the green area across from me. The butterfly bushes (I have 3!) really work beautifully, though.

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  4. Ooh yes! I spotted a lovely Monarch in our yard today!!

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  5. We have milkweed growing by the woods next to our yard so I've been seeing a lot of Monarchs this month. I love it! Thanks so much for featuring my humane framed butterfly, it really made my day. xoxo

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  6. I'm so jealous! Butterflies are great :)

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  7. Monarchs are all over North America but can eat any milkweed. I saw the caterpillars eating some kind of milkweed bush from India at a botanical garden.
    How cool is a migratory butterfly!
    Thanks for featuring us!
    -Eyvind's Alchemy
    www.eyvindsalchemy.com

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