Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Monarch


Others have shown the first butterfly of spring.  In Florida, we have butterflies all winter long.
This monarch was bobbing around on a bush when I took a walk yesterday afternoon.

14 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

I have seen one (1), butterfly so far this year, but it was too quick for me.

Andy said...

When I was a kid we called them King Billy. I have been told it was just a Canadian thing.

bill said...

Nice capture! Some beautiful colours on the butterfly.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh la! It's gorgeous Jack! I don't think I have ever seen a Monarch, although that might be because I haven't been looking carefully enough :)

Tanya Breese said...

i haven't seen butterflies here yet, just little colorful moths!

Luis Gomez said...

I haven't seen one yet this year.

Sharon Anck said...

I love seeing them all year too! Nice shot.

William Kendall said...

What a beauty!

RedPat said...

They won't be here for a while yet - a big storm coming tonight!

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, there will be no butterflies around here for a couple months yet. So, I'm delighted to see this Monarch. In the fall we sometimes see congregations of thousands of them.

Thank you for continuing to visit my blog while it was on autopilot. I was traveling away from the Internet for the past few weeks. Went to Cuba a week before President Obama, and got home this morning.

joo said...

You are lucky to have butterflies all the time. I have to wait to see these beauties here:)

jennyfreckles said...

I don't think we have these beauties. Their life cycle is incredible.

Karl Demetz said...

I didn't know that our butterflies spend the winter in Florida...
What a beauty, Jack !

Kate said...

Wonderful creatures! I've read that their situation in México after migration has improved.