September 4, 2010 – Monarch Migration Respite

This is the second year we’ve observed our farm windbreak as a respite for migrating monarch butterflies.

monarch butterfly

We’ve had strong south winds for the last few days, and many monarchs gather on the north side of the pine tree windbreak, waiting for the strong winds to subside. With all the flowers and blooming buckwheat, if they are hungry, it is a nice butterfly B & B!

one year ago…”Mazie Ready for Makeover”