Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Out and About: Monarch Butterfly Wings

On February twenty-fourth I got a call from my friend and neighbor, Ali, to come look at Monarch Butterfly wings in her yard. I went right over. They were, indeed, Monarch wings on the ground and not connected. They had been pulled apart by what, I don't know. Maybe a cat? Birds know better than to mess with a bad tasting Monarch. But why was it here at this time of year? Monarchs are still in Mexico. This one must not have made the journey down. Perhaps it was not strong enough or had been attacked and pulled apart in the Fall. It could have been hidden under leaf litter until the snow and ice melted. Very Interesting! Check out some pictures.

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