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Monday, March 28, 2005

now THAT was pretty cool

i just got home from work. part of my drive was through the annual monarch butterfly migration. there were thousands upon thousands of them flying. i'm pretty sure they were monarchs based on the one critter that had the unfortunate luck to occupy the same space as my car's windshield.

i think this is the first time i've been in a car going through the migration. i've seen a bunch of them at one time, but this is the most i've ever seen. what's cool about them is they roost on my father-in-law's farm along the periphery, hanging out in the eucalyptus tress.

2 Comments:

Blogger bhd said...

I had the pleasure of being in Big Sur in 1992 for 2 weeks of monarch migration. It wasn't possible to walk on the grass without stepping on more than a few of them. The sheer volume of butterflies on the trees was staggering. And if I'm not mistaken, they breed while en route. Which is to say, Big Sur was one big massive freakfest of colorful copulation. Or is that redundant?

3/29/05, 9:01 PM  
Blogger bothenook said...

here's a link to an article in last nights local paper about the wee beasties.

3/30/05, 11:29 AM  

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