Getting ready to migrate

Migrating Monarch

Migrating Monarch

Over the next few weeks I’ll be heading south to catch up with the monarch butterflies as they migrate to their overwintering sites in Michoacan, Mexico. This is my first attempt at blogging so it may take a little while to get it right, but I hope to post pictures and observations for friends, family, and students. Check back and see if I can do it!

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About monarchchaser

I am a naturalist, illustrator/author and educator who has been raising and releasing monarch butterflies for over 40 years.
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5 Responses to Getting ready to migrate

  1. Carol Cullar says:

    Don’t forget to swing by and pick me up! Bags will definitely be packed and ready!

  2. tlchang says:

    It sounds like Ba’s migration as well as the monarchs. 🙂

    I’ll look forward to vicariously following your adventures (especially if you put up notices on Facebook when you’ve updated here?)

  3. CJ Rea says:

    Are there still monarchs where you are or will they be migrating ahead of you. I like the photo the flower looks sort of like its growing out of your head. Is it goldenrod? Been a long time away from eastern flowers.

  4. monarchchaser says:

    The monarchs, except for a few stragglers left our area (SE West Virginia) by early October. There are many flowers supplying nectar anymore. The plant growing out of my head is goldenrod…It’s a picture Bob took at Kiptopeek State Park in late October or 2005..I particularly like for the photographer and for the praying mantis you can’t see! (or was that one the Wheel Bug? It was a great day for monarchs and bugs of all sorts!)

  5. (Erin's) Poppa says:

    Hello Ba, wish you well on your migration. We were in Queretaro, just a few miles from Sierra Chincua in the state of Michoacan, a month after Erin and Benjy’s wedding in 2005 and were swarmed by the monarchs. Take lots of pictures.

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