If you want to see monarch butterflies, head to upstate New York right now (you can look at our fall foliage as a bonus).
The migrating generation of monarchs, having hatched out in Canada, have paused here to take advantage of our unseasonably mild weather.
These butterflies are heading to Mexico, where they will live out a life span of around nine months. Fortunate migrating generation.
Just think of these fragile seeming creatures, making that migration.
The other day, we were in our community garden, where we have a small patch of zinnias.
And, there, we found....
Monarchs. Several of them.
Feeding on nectar.
We also have green (Envy) zinnias. For some reason, they were neglected.
We were in the right place at the right time, as we watched the monarchs of the October New York skies use our garden as a lunch stop.
Gratitude. And, to those who commented yesterday, thank you. I'm working my way through my back issues. It's slow, but your thoughts cheered and helped me.
Day 10 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost