We’ve had healthy south winds the past few days, which has made the migration to Mexico difficult for the butterflies.
So, they wait patiently on the lee side of the windbreak trees I planted many years ago. I never intended the trees to be used in such a manner, but I’m pleased they are.
They’re not picky about the kind of shelter – here they are also in a maple tree. It’s a nice sheltered place for them, and along with the resting accommodations, the nearby flower garden provides some food while they patiently wait for the wind to switch. We’ve been pleased to be hosts to this Monarch bed and breakfast for hundreds of butterflies the last few days.