Monarch 66/365

By: allanahphoto

Mar 07 2010

Category: Animals, School


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At school this afternoon getting organised for the Student Led Conferences Raewyn had put her swan plant outside for the last of the chrysalis to hatch. I managed to take a photo of this one just as he was about to take his first flight. How do I know it was a boy I hear you ask- it has a little dot on its smaller wings- that’s how I know. See I was paying attention when we learnt about butterflies- although I had to use the Google just to make sure I got it right.


2 comments on “Monarch 66/365”

  1. There is something so magical about Monarchs. Their colour is so intense and their wings so delicate, I just love them. We have a garden up our way Te Puna Quarry Gardens – which is just what it’s called funnily enough – an old Quarry….they have a Monarch Hatchery and breeding area there. If you go at just the right time there are butterflies absolutely everywhere, you can walk amongst them, it really is special.

  2. I have an idea of what that might be like. Some years ago my mother and I had a winter picnic in a park. One of the trees there was smothered in monarchs. They must have been wintering over there but we went back another time and there was no sign of them.

    We had a world reknown monarch researcher talk to us a few years back. He said it took five generations of monarch to migrate across the States and they end up back in the same place so how do they know to do that.

    Of course we podcasted it…

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