Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monarchs Are Heading South Again

Well, Monarchs have left Canada and begun their 2000 mile trek to Central Mexico.  Be sure to keep an eye out for them.  I live on the Texas Gulf coast, and they usually come through here between October 1-15.  I'll keep you posted if I see any coming through this year.

One bit of good news is that recent rains here are bring relief from the horrible drought this year.  Last year, the drought made it very difficult for the butterflies to make their journey south.  At least they will have plenty of water and flowers to get nectar from as they travel this fall.

On a sad note, Monarch habitat and numbers of Monarchs making the annual migration continue to drop.  Below are a couple of articles with more information.



Happy Monarching!

Caleb, Janae, Joshua & Laura Ann